NY Post: Anthony Weiner caught in flirty online chat
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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) gave his phone number to and offered to share his location with a college student during a private flirty online chat, according to the New York Post.


Weiner, the husband of top Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE aide Huma Abedin and a failed mayoral candidate, said during the conversation — which occurred while he was on a recent trip to Los Angeles — that he was "deceptively strong ... like a mongoose." 

But the person to whom he was talking turned out to be man — a young Republican using a friend's Twitter account and calling himself "Nikki."

Weiner admitted the conversation took place in an email to the New York Post but said he knew he was being targeted by an online troll, or a "catfish."

“I can confirm that I am indeed deceptively strong like a mongoose,” he wrote in an email.

He also said it was a “playful joust with an obvious catfish.”

In the conversation, the student baited the congressman to talk about "strappy black heels" and "porn scenes."

"Funny scene here,” Weiner wrote in one of the Twitter direct messages, sent from his hotel room in L.A.

“I moved the tv so I could hear/see it while in the shower. I dropped it. Neighbor complained. Me Towel. Tv. Floor. And now concierge on the way.”

The student responded, saying: “Come out with just the towel on when he/she knocks, would pretty much = a tip for the concierge.”

Weiner answered: “This is definitely a porn set up.”

The student behind the Twitter account, who heads a Republican club at his New York City-area college, said Weiner was an easy mark, noting the "amount of effort this took was the most alarming thing given his history," according to the New York Post.

"I was trying to think how to get him to say something stupid without making it so obvious," he told the New York Post.

This is the third time Weiner has been caught in a similar situation. In 2011, he resigned from Congress due to a sexting scandal.