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Pressure mounts on Rep. Anthony Weiner as new photos emerge

NY Rep. Anthony Weiner insists that he was not the one who sent a suggestive photo of a man in grey underwear from his Twitter account. But he refuses to deny that the picture is him, reports Nancy Cordes.
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Weiner: Lewd Twitter picture "a bit of mischief"
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UPDATE 4:45 p.m. ET: Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday afternoon that he had an inappropriate online relationships with six women over three years. For more coverage, click here.

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner tried to move on from his Twitter-scandal, but a conservative activist and a tabloid website on Monday published alleged photos and emails that could make that difficult for the New York lawmaker.

Tabloid website on Monday posted a sexually explicit exchange the website claimed involved Weiner and took place in March on Facebook between the N.Y. congressman and an unidentified woman.

Conservative activist and author Andrew Breitbart has also posted several photos allegedly of Weiner on Monday, including a shirtless photo reminiscent of the picture that forced another N.Y. lawmaker, Republican Rep. Chris Lee, to resign in February. The face is partially obscured in the photo so it can't be verified that it's of the congressman.

Breitbart, who runs and, also posted the now infamous photo of a bulging crotch that started the scandal last month and alleges that Weiner used a personal Yahoo email account to send the photo to a woman Breitbart would not identify. Should that prove to be true, that could contradict Weiner's assertions about the incident, which he claims was a prank or that his Twitter account was hacked.

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