NY TIMES: Huma Abedin, the wife of the former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, announced on Monday that the couple were separating in the wake of a report that Mr. Weiner had been involved in another sexting scandal.
Mr. Weiner, who resigned in 2011 after it was revealed he had been sending lewd messages and photos to random women online, apparently deleted his Twitter account on Monday after The New York Post reported that he had exchanged sexual messages with an unidentified woman last year.
The initial scandal destroyed his political career and strained his marriage to Ms. Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, Ms. Abedin said in a statement: “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
Ms. Abedin has been by Mrs. Clinton’s side for two decades, first as an intern in the first lady’s office in the 1990s and then as a top aide as Mrs. Clinton began her own political career as a United States senator from New York. Ms. Abedin is one of only a handful of advisers who have served on both of Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaigns — a mark of loyalty and trust.