Sources say Rep. Weiner will resign

June 16, 2011 7:04:57 AM PDT
Sources tell The Associated Press that embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner is telling associates he will resign amid the furor over his sexually charged online relationships with several women. The married seven-term New York Democrat's resignation would end a once-promising career as a leading liberal voice.

Weiner became embroiled in a scandal over lewd photos and messages sent online to at least six women. During a tearful news conference recently he admitted he had told a series of lies to cover up his bad behavior.

Top Democrats had called for a House ethics probe to see if Weiner had broken any rules, including whether he may have abused his congressional office.

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