Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, appeared before a judge on Wednesday for their first hearing in divorce court.
The former couple, who share a 5-year-old son, wore solemn faces as they were pictured leaving court, where they reportedly asked for privacy in their divorce case.
“Because there’s a child involved, we’d like to keep these proceedings secret to the extent your honor will allow,” said Abedin’s attorney, Amy Donehower, according to the Huffington Post.
The judge denied a motion to bar photographers from the proceedings, however, saying, “It doesn’t appear that … this is possible.”
Abedin filed for divorce from her already estranged husband on May 19, the same day the embattled former congressman pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor in his latest of several sexting scandals. He will be sentenced later this month.
The FBI investigation into Weiner’s illicit text messages to the minor, a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, led to the discovery of emails between Abedin and Clinton on Weiner’s computer and resulted in then-FBI Director James Comey reopening the agency’s probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server just days before …read more