CNN: Federal Prosecutor Subpoenas Anthony Weiner’s Cell Phone Records

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., returns to his Forest Hills home after a news conference during which he annouced his intention to resign, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in the Queens borough of New York. Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., returns to his Forest Hills home after a news conference during which he annouced his intention to resign, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in the Queens borough of New York. Weiner has deci... U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., returns to his Forest Hills home after a news conference during which he annouced his intention to resign, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in the Queens borough of New York. Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) MORE LESS
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September 22, 2016 5:17 p.m.

The federal prosecutor in New York City has issued a subpoena for Anthony Weiner’s cell phone and other records on Thursday, according to CNN.

The news of the subpoena from US Attorney Preet Bharara came after reports earlier Thursday that the New York Police Department and the FBI had opened preliminary investigations into the allegation that Weiner had exchanged lewd and explicit text messages and photos with an underage, 15-year-old girl.

The Daily Mail first reported those allegations Wednesday.

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