Appearing on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday, Weiner gave his most detailed explanation to date about the alleged photo hacking, but still left a number of unanswered questions.
Maddow asked Weiner directly if it was "possible that this started out as a private photo of yours that ended up in the public domain accidentally or at least in a way that you didn't intend?"
Said Weiner: "Well, it could be or it could have been a photograph that was that's taken out of context or manipulated or changed in some way."
"So, maybe it did or maybe it's a photograph that was dropped into an account from somewhere else," Weiner said. "I mean, I can't say. I don't want to cast this net wider by saying it's someone else."
"Am I allowed to say I wish?" Weiner joked. "I don't -- look, we don't know for sure. The photo doesn't look familiar to me."
In a contentious interaction with reporters on Capitol Hill earlier in the day, Weiner repeatedly evaded questions on whether the photo in question showed his lower torso.