Disgraced sex offender Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest pals, have called off their divorce proceedings.
The couple are claiming that a settlement at a later date, out of court, would be best for their child.
However, like everything that happens in the Clinton sphere, the maneuver could very well have ulterior motives.
As TMZ reported on Wednesday:
Huma Abedin and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner signed docs to call off their divorce.
Hillary Clinton’s trusted aide, Huma, had a divorce hearing scheduled Wednesday morning, but instead submitted docs to nix the divorce case. Both Huma and Weiner signed the docs.
Huma’s attorney, Charles Miller, tells TMZ … “In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately.”
In other words … they’re going to avoid feuding — in court or in public — and hammer out a divorce settlement privately. They’ll still need a judge to sign off eventually.
As we reported … Huma filed for divorce back in May 2017 following Weiner’s guilty plea for sexting a 15-year-old girl. He’s currently serving a 21-month prison sentence.
Conservatives are quick to point out that by staying married, the couple can invoke courtroom privileges protecting them from having to testify against each other on classified documents that were held illegally on Weiner’s laptop.