I happened to be the only reporter in the Speaker’s Lobby when Mr. Weiner walked out, clearly looking for someone to tell more of his lies about the scandal.
At this point, he was still denying everything, telling the press that his Twitter account had been hacked. The other women had not yet come forward to show their own naked pictures sent by the congressman.
That day, Mr. Weiner stopped when I approached him and moved in very closely, about six inches from me. He debated me on the charges against him by making sexually explicit jokes at me. As this went on, dozens of reporters crowded around us in a huddle.
Here is the encounter, which I tape-recorded. I’ve italicized the worst parts. Click here to listen to the entire audio.