Weiner: Women may come forward with more e-mails, photos

Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011.

"It is what it is," Weiner said. "People may decide they want to come forward and say, here’s another email that I got or another photo. I’m certainly not going to do that. So people may hear things that are true, they may hear things that are not true, but I’m going to try to keep being focused on issues that are important to New York City."

Weiner acknowledged that his campaign will include "a lot of apologizing," but says he hopes people will first give him a chance to make his case and then think about voting for him.

"I’m not asking people to say just forget it and pretend it never happened," he said. "I’m maybe not asking for a second chance, giving me a vote, but for now giving me a second chance to hear what I have to say."

Interestingly, Weiner also suggested that a New York Time Magazine interview he granted last month may not have done him any good.

He has said he is not going to disclose much more about his foibles, saying he wants to protect the women involved, and he continued to say that Thursday.

"I’m going to try and give them as much information as I can about it," he said. "There's no doubt about it: I made very big mistakes. I compounded it immeasurably by being dishonest about it."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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