This morning, The New York Times said Weiner had told friends about his plans.
Weiner, who is married, sent inappropriate pictures of himself to various women via Twitter. He had met many of these women on Facebook, he said. When first confronted, Weiner lied to the media about sending the pictures.
Last week, Weiner called a press conference to come clean about his online behavior. It was a bizarre event, in which the Democratic congressman offered a tearful apology and later—when taking questions from the press—dug himself into a hole from which even the most adroit talkers would have trouble emerging intact.