Anthony Weiner is expected to enter a guilty plea in the "sexting" case that ensnared him in an FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server.
Anthony Weiner is expected to enter a guilty plea Friday in connection with the "sexting" case that ensnared him in the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server before the presidential election, The New York Times reported.
Weiner will plead guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, according to The Times.
Federal authorities last year began investigating reports that the disgraced former Democratic congressman had engaged in a monthslong exchange of sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
During that investigation, the FBI seized Weiner's electronic devices. It found a large number of emails to his estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, which led to the surprise renewal of the investigation into Clinton's private email server just days before the 2016 presidential election.
Many Democrats, including Clinton, have said the timing of the announcement that the investigation had been renewed contributed to her November loss.
Two anonymous sources told The Times that Weiner surrendered to the FBI early Friday morning. According to The Times, the plea agreement could result in Weiner registering as a sex offender but avoiding prison time — the charge he's facing carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison.