Update: And the hits just keep on coming: moments after Huma Abedin announced her split from her tainted husband, the Daily Beast reported that The New York Daily News will no longer run columns by Anthony Weiner, opinion editor Josh Greenman told The Daily Beast. "[W]e won’t be running his columns in the future," Greenman wrote in an email. Weiner, a former New York City council member and New York congressman, got a regular column in the paper in 2014.
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Earlier today we wondered how long, in the aftermath of the latest Anthony Weiner "dick-pic" scandal, the marriage between Hillary Clinton's top lieutenant and her allegedly cheating husband would last. The answer: a few hours. Moments ago, Huma Abedin issued a statement announcing that she has decided to separate from her husband, Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who has been repeatedly caught sexting with other women.
"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide, said in a statement.
"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."
The announcement comes after the New York Post reported on Weiner's latest sexually explicit messages with another woman. Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after "mistakenly" tweeting an explicit image of himself intended as a direct message.
Weiner, whose career ended after a sexting scandal, was reportedly exchanging messages with a woman on July 31, 2015 when he changed the subject of the explicit conversation, saying, "Someone just climbed into my bed," according to the New York Post.
He attached a picture of his crotch, with his son curled up nearby in a blanket. “You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??” the woman responded, according to the Post.
Earlier this month, Weiner gave his phone number to and offered to share his location with a college student during a private online chat, according to the Post.