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After weeks under intense media scrutiny for his online sexcapades, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner has told pals he's planning to resign.

According to the NY Times, Weiner made the decision after a chat with his pregnant politico wife, Huma Abedin.

The paper reported that Democratic leaders Thursday were priming to meet and "discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness."

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In recent weeks, Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi had publicly urged the politician to step down to avoid further humiliation and bad press.

Weiner is currently seeing treatment at an undisclosed facility in wake of his lewd photo scandal.