"It's good to be out", the former Democratic congressman from NY said after his release from Bureau of Prisons custody Tuesday morning. But Weiner will remain registered as a level 1 sex offender - categorized as such because of a "low risk of repeat offense" despite his numerous indiscretions. "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service".
Although both incidents were clearly inappropriate and unethical, Weiner escaped criminal prosecution until 2017, when federal agents discovered he had again been texting with a female, but this time, she was a minor in Kentucky, and Weiner's sexually aggressive texts - which included photos - ran afoul of federal laws against sending salacious material across state lines.
It's unclear what kind of "service" Weiner intends to take up post-prison.
In 2013, after hiding out for two years, Weiner tried to re-enter politics, this time running for mayor of New York City.
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Weiner's troubles began in 2011 when he resigned from Congress after he was caught using his Twitter profile to send sexually explicit messages to one of his followers. He was transferred from prison to a halfway house earlier this year and had his sentence cut by three months because of good behavior.
At his sentencing, Weiner, crying, called himself a "very sick man".
Weiner received less than 5% of the Democratic primary vote.
Days later, Comey said nothing in the new emails changed his view that Clinton could not be charged with a crime.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017. Then, on October 28, 2016, former FBI director James Comey effectively reversed course, sending a letter to Congress stating that the "FBI has learned of the existence emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation".