Weiner Tells Top Dems He'll Step Down

'New York Times' reports decision came after long talks with his wife
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2011 8:58 AM CDT
Anthony Weiner to Resign: He Tells Pals He Will Step Down
Rep. Anthony Weiner may have more time to do laundry now.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

It looks like Anthony Weiner's time is Congress is about to come to a close. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal spoke with sources who say Weiner has told party leaders and friends that he has decided to resign. The Democrat reportedly arrived at the conclusion after having long conversations with wife Huma Abedin, who returned home Tuesday from travels abroad with boss Hillary Clinton. Weiner's staff closed up his Washington office earlier today, Politico notes, turning off lights and locking the door. An announcement is expected this afternoon in New York. (More Anthony Weiner stories.)

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