Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner should be spared from prison at his sentencing for sexting with a 15-year-old girl who dreamed about affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers said.
Furious Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after the bureau cleared US presidential rival Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing in a new email probe, lifting a cloud hanging over the Democrat as America goes to the polls on Tuesday.
NEXT week Americans vote in an election with by far the greatest global impact. In 2012, when Obama defeated Romney, 129.1m people voted — 53.6% of those entitled to. If that turnout is repeated, then, and if pre-election polls are of any value, more than 50m Americans will vote for Donald Trump. How many more choose to do so will decide the election and who becomes the world’s most powerful person.
Most people didn’t think it was possible, but FBI director James Comey — as is now known by everyone who hasn’t been locked down in a Zen monastery for the past few days — has just increased the craziness of this already loony and deeply depressing presidential election campaign, writes
They were good girls deeply involved in student government and in decorating the gym for high school dances. They did their homework on time and got good grades, and they all remember Hillary Rodham standing out as the most organised kid in homeroom, writes
Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted she and her family paid a State Department staffer with personal funds to maintain a private email server that she used for both personal and government matters while secretary of state.
Anthony Weiner’s rivals were split last night on whether the ex-lawmaker should drop his bid for mayor of New York after he admitted that he continued to send sexual messages to women he met online even after he was forced out of Congress over the issue.
A former porn actress who exchanged emails and messages over Twitter with US Representative Anthony Weiner said he asked her to lie about their interactions, while a growing chorus of politicians pressed for his resignation as the scandal enveloping the congressman enters its third week.
SCANDAL-SCARRED Anthony Weiner is clinging to his perch in US Congress despite new efforts to pry him away and a pair of developments that might inspire others in his position to give up the fight: A newly released X-rated photo that Weiner purportedly took of himself has turned up on the internet, and his wife of less than a year, Huma Abedin, is pregnant.