Maybe after What Happened, Weiner can take a shot at Weiner Happened.
His defense strategy takes a big ugly leaf out of Hillary's stained book.
Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is no predator and should be spared from prison at his sentencing for sexting with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl who dreamed about affecting the U.S. presidential election, his lawyers told a judge on Wednesday.
The lawyers said the investigation of Weiner was "quite improperly injected into the U.S. presidential election, quite possibly affecting its outcome."
"After the election was over, the high school student told government investigators that this had been one of her goals from the outset," Weiner's lawyers wrote.
It's a conspiracy!
Hillary should have won and Weiner shouldn't face the consequences. The whole thing was a conspiracy to interfere with the election.
The legal filing is utterly bizarre. Which is exactly what you would expect from the product of a political movement that exists in its own reality. But it's also pitched to an audience of Dems that has been made receptive to these conspiracy theories.
The court filing included letters from Weiner and his estranged wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who appeared with him in state court earlier in the day at a divorce proceeding.
Hours earlier, Weiner and Abedin appeared briefly before a judge in their divorce case. They sat side by side and chatted casually while their lawyers met with state Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Katz.
Stand by your man.
"He responded to the victim's request for sexually explicit messages not because she was a teenager but in spite of it," the lawyers said.
That's a very Clintonesque defense.
The 15-year-old girl first told DailyMail.com about her online affair with Weiner last September. She described how he asked her to dress up in school girl outfits and participate in 'rape fantasies.'
Meanwhile his lawyer wants to be a novelist.
'This crime is a product of a sickness,' the memo read. 'No one can dispute that Anthony's operatic self-destruction, of which the instant case has been but the final act, was born of deep sickness.'
This sentence was born out of the frustrations of a failed writer.