NEW YORK — The chief aide to embattled New York City 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 says Morgan launched into her attack on Nuzzi for writing an unflattering article for the Daily News about her experience working on Weiner's campaign.
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 to get close to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. Abedin is an ex-aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Nuzzi declined to comment.