Prosecutors recommend two-year sentence for Weiner: report

Prosecutors recommend two-year sentence for Weiner: report
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Federal prosecutors have reportedly recommended that former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) be sentenced to prison for about two years for sexting with an underaged girl.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that prosecutors have asked a judge to "send a message" with Weiner's sentencing, reminding the court that Weiner has claimed to be reformed in the past.

Weiner plead guilty in May to sending obscene material to an underage girl last year. As part of a plea bargain, Weiner agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.

“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” he said in May.

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“I apologize to everyone I have hurt,” Weiner added in his admission to the court. “I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly.”

In his guilty plea, Weiner described his actions and called them "morally wrong."

“I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women," Weiner said.

“I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful," he added.

The investigation into the disgraced congressman's unlawful behavior has been blamed in part for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE's election loss to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in 2016. Emails from Clinton's private server were discovered on devices Weiner had access to, prompting then-FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Clinton days before the election.