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Anthony Weiner On Scandal: 'I'm Very Sorry' For 'Dishonorable' Actions (VIDEO)

04/16/2013 09:18 am ET | Updated Apr 16, 2013

In his first television interview since the sexting scandal that severely damaged his career, Anthony Weiner apologized for his "dishonorable" actions and revealed a big source of support -- former president Bill Clinton.

While he hesitated to go into detail about the scandal during an interview with NY1, Weiner admitted he had been "excruciatingly honest" with his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, about lewd photos he sent to multiple women and posted to Twitter in 2011.

"I have been excruciatingly honest, in letter by letter, detail by detail, with my wife," Weiner said. "And frankly, a lot of these things are in the public domain. An embarrassing amount is in the public domain."

Weiner also apologized for the incident, calling his actions "dishonest."

“The actions that had led me into this place were wrong,” Weiner said. “They were dishonorable, they were dishonest to my wife Huma first and foremost. And they were, by extension, dishonest to you and to my constituents and for that I’m very sorry. I’m very sorry in general, but I’m very sorry to you as well. I mean, there are many people that during that period that I was dishonest to. … Think I’ll be spending a lot of time, from here on out, saying I’m sorry.”

Weiner said former president Clinton has been a "great source of support and friendship" in recent days. The former congressman recently told New York Times magazine he is eyeing a comeback, considering a New York City mayoral run.

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