This footage shows the cringeworthy moments of when the news first broke of then-Congressman, Anthony Weiner’s August 2016 sexting scandal, at his NYC Mayoral Campaign office, in the presence of his wife, Huma Abedin.
Cameras were rolling for the shoot for what would become the Sundance Film Festival’s Winner of that year’s Best Documentary, ‘Weiner’.
One of Huma’s first responses to her husband’s sexting with a 22 year old was, “What’s your press statement going to be?”
His press agent soon calls and Weiner lays out his strategic talking points: “This is a continuum of challenges in our marriage…we’d put them behind us and as we said, other things would come up…” The camera pans to blacked-out images on the office TV of Weiner’s lewd Twitter images.
Listening in on another phone, Huma’s demeanor goes from cool to shaking her head in despair.
After she gives him a long look that says a million words, he asks the film crew to give them some privacy.