NY rep says he didn't send Twitter photo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Weiner’s attempt to end the media storm surrounding a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account is only stirring up the situation as he flatly denies he sent the photo, but he can’t say for sure that the shot of a man in underpants isn’t him.

Weiner spoke to reporters Wednesday in the Capitol. One day after refusing to answer reporters’ questions about the incident, he did a series of interviews in hopes of quelling the controversy over the case and insisted he was the victim of a prank.

He said: “We know for sure I didn’t send this photograph.”

He also couldn’t resist several double entendres, saying the situation “didn’t rise” to a federal investigation and that maybe the alleged hacking was “the point of al-Qaida’s sword.”

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