Weiner Aide Apologizes For Lashing Out At Former Campaign Intern

Posted: July 31, 2013 in Elections and Voting, New York City

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The chief spokeswoman for embattled mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner went on an expletive-laced tirade about a former campaign intern in an interview with a political news website.

Barbara Morgan later apologized for using vulgar language to describe former intern Olivia Nuzzi. She said she believed her interview with Talking Points Memo was off the record.

Talking Points said it contacted Morgan on Tuesday for an unrelated story when she launched into her attack on Nuzzi for writing an unflattering first-person article for the Daily News about her experience working on Weiner’s campaign.

In the Tuesday cover story, Nuzzi wrote that Weiner often called interns “Monica,” a reference to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and that many people worked on the campaign only to get close to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin. Abedin is an ex-aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Nuzzi also said many of…

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