From the New York Post:
By Kaja Whitehouse and Bruce Golding | September 25, 2017 | 10:45am
Anthony Weiner got a stiff dose of reality Monday as a judge slapped him with a nearly two-year sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl — a heinous crime that cost him both his marriage and his freedom.
Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote rejected defense pleas to spare Weiner any time behind bars and instead ordered him to spend 21 months in a federal penitentiary, saying she needed to make an example of the high-profile pervert.
Weiner, who had faced up to ten years in prison, hung his head in shame, covered his face and cried silently into his hands.
He broke down a second time at the end of the hearing, as his lawyers tried to comfort him by patting his back. His mom, Frances, wept in the gallery, where she sat with Weiner’s dad, Morton, and his brother, Jason.
Weiner didn’t stop crying until after court officers had cleared the room.
Hard time? Oh, boo hoo hoo! He could have gotten up to ten years in the clink, and got less than two; prosecutors had asked for only 27 months. What I cannot understand is why, after having been sentenced, he was able to leave the courtroom a free man; why wasn’t he taken straight to jail?
However, I can certainly understand the lenience he was shown. After all, it was his behavior which got his laptop seized, the infamous Comey letter written, and Hillary Clinton retired to private citizen! Mrs Clinton claims she would have won without the ‘October surprise’ of the Comey letter, and while we can’t know if that really did it, I think that we all owe Mr Weiner a debt of gratitude for helping to keep Mrs Clinton out of the White House.