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Clinton aide splits from Anthony Weiner after third sexting scandal

Huma Abedin's husband accused of sending yet another lewd picture of himself

One of Hillary Clinton's senior aides, Huma Abedin, has announced she is separating from her husband after he was caught in a third "sexting" scandal.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner "appeared to have sent a photo of himself in his underpants with his toddler son nearby", the BBC says.

Weiner was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 after tweeting an image of himself in underpants. "[He] denied sending the photo and claimed his Twitter account had been hacked before ultimately admitting to texting lewd pictures of himself to multiple women," USA Today says.

He was caught a second time in 2013, while running for mayor of New York.

The New York Times claims Wiener's actions will cast "another shadow on the adviser and confidante who has been by Clinton's side for the past two decades". Abedin was already under scrutiny for her role "in controversies over Mrs Clinton's handling of classified information as secretary of state", the paper says. 

"Weiner's extramarital behavior also threatens to remind voters about the troubles in the Clintons' own marriage over the decades," it adds.

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