Anthony Weiner Barred From Hillary Clinton Event

Weiner's new boss tells him to stay away from his fundraiser

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Anthony Weiner, the husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top campaign aides, is not allowed to attend a campaign fundraiser being hosted by his boss, according to the New York Post.

Weiner, who's once-promising political career was ruined by a series of embarrassing sex scandals, was told that he could not attend a fundraiser hosted by his boss Michael Kempner, who hired Weiner last month.

Weiner "was not only not invited," a source told the New York Post, but "was specifically told not to show up just in case he had any plans to."

The Clinton campaign, however, has not completely kept its distance from Weiner.

Aside from the important role of Weiner's wife Huma Abedin, who has been a trusted Clinton aide for more than a decade, Weiner's brother was also used as a caterer for a campaign fundraiser.

The campaign is also using furniture that was given as an in-kind contribution from Weiner's office.

Kempner is one of Clinton's top fundraisers and runs a crisis management public relations firm in New Jersey. He put Weiner, a veteran of dealing with his own political crises, on the board of advisers of the firm in July.

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Brent Scher is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he studied foreign affairs and politics.