In this June 6, 2011 file photo, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference in New York. According to AP sources, on Thursday, June 16, 2011, Weiner tells associates he will resign. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) WASHINGTON (AP)—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. NBC News is reporting that Weiner called and informed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of his decision last night while Pelosi was at the White House Congressional Picnic. The timing of the decision coincides with the return of Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, from an overseas trip with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, whom Abedin works for. NBC also reports that, as of this morning, Weiner’s staff has vacated his Capitol Hill office, where the doors are locked and the lights are off. Phone calls to Weiner’s office are not answered and go straight to voice mail. A special election will now have to be called in New York in order to fill Weiner’s empty Congressional seat.
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