Rep. Weiner Talks Twitter Pics
Bret Baier's interview with N.Y. congressman
- Duration 4:31
- Date Jun 1, 2011
Bret Baier's interview with N.Y. congressman
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-- contentious question and answer session with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
New York democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to do some damage control.
He is not saying whether a picture sent from his Twitter account of a man and underwear is a picture of him but he is insisting that the whole thing.
Is much ado about not very much.
I talk to the congressman late this afternoon.
-- this Twitter picture in question.
A picture of you.
Well let's remember this Twitter picture in question is a hack -- -- prank that someone posted on my Twitter page with.
Someone else's name in -- who says she never got it doesn't know me and I don't know are.
We're trying to get to the bottom of where the picture came from and we're trying to get the bottom of what it's and who it's.
-- -- concerned about saying anything definitively you know pictures get manipulated pictures get dropped into accounts and so we'd asked an Internet security firm and a law firm.
To take a hard look at this and try to come up with a conclusion about what happened and how -- make sure it doesn't happen again these -- Picture out there of you in here.
Well or is that you are worried about he can't yeah.
There's it's not you you know we're -- here we've been -- on for a brief moment you're already asking if there pictures of me and my drawers and look I want invited us military you asked to interview me in and doing the interview you invited all of the networks here to artists and clear.
What was a very vague and evasive and combative.
Well only with reporters yesterday in -- -- in fairness I answered questions about this on Saturday and I answered questions about this on Sunday I answered questions about this on Monday.
And on Tuesday when we were trying to figure out whether to put the full faith and credit in the United States government in jeopardy by.
By a phony -- debt limit vote.
I did I was and I admit -- I was pretty contentious with reporters who wanted to talk about and Internet -- and one of the things that I think we're trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
-- -- the -- to comment take a look at.
We're gonna listen to what their advice is whether any authority should be put broad and how we make sure our secure our accounts are secure.
But I wanna tell you that you know photographs can be doctored can be manipulated can be put in one account and another council which passed where -- try to.
What I will say is this is that I know for a fact that my account was hacked.
Mean into account was hacked Cornwell someone tweeted something saying it -- me it wasn't me you can choose whatever word you like but I got -- cat door trying door.
Whatever you want to call and it feels so light.
-- suspicions of who did I'm not an expert at the stuff I can tell you this that we have asked.
Some professionals who do this for a living for big companies to come in and take a look at the situation this was on a government account that wasn't particularly.
You know wasn't particularly dangerous thing why not call the authorities.
Want -- as of today US capitol police said there's been no.
Call for investigation that was -- in the capital that was -- sitting member of congress -- doesn't mean everything that happens a sitting member of congress becomes a federal offense and what we -- let me let me -- -- computer crimes prosecutor he said they would take one called the FBI.
And they would subpoena Twitter and within five minutes you could probably get the IP address that this -- well holistic and if so you think that when someone.
Post on your page let's say your page I'm not a member let's take us on just a citizen promised here and -- breath -- just as my personal account.
This is I was tweeting about hockey at the time when this all happened I don't think this is a federal case I don't think that this is.
This is the second the second rising of bin Laden -- in Internet Twitter hoax but this is this someone making mischief and this is I believe.
Time for us to come.
Focus on -- you definitively didn't send it but you can't definitively say whether -- you would not.
Hiking definitively say that I did not send us I can definitively say it looks a lot like a prime.
-- a joke about my name.
I can say with certitude that I have hired someone who was gonna -- and deconstruct this as best they can to make sure this doesn't happen again I can also say like hundreds of thousands unfortunately of Americans.
Who wake up 1 morning and find out that there are countless compromised or that someone had sent out something under their name that they didn't send.
Hi and roll up my sleeves I try to dusted off and I tried to figure out how we how we make sure that that doesn't happen again.
Asked about the list of women he was following on Twitter before Saturday and as reported by other media outlets direct messages he allegedly sent to some of them.
Representative -- claims most messages he sends -- -- responses thanking.
The people for following him.