Prez Harding’s Mistress Letters Unsealed

Warren G. Harding was the original Anthony Weiner. In late July, the Library of Congress is releasing a trove of letters written by the late president to his mistress between 1910 and 1920. They were sealed by Harding’s descendants for 50 years in 1964 after a lawsuit settlement with historian Francis Russell. The correspondence with his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, is called by The New York Times “perhaps the most sexually explicit ever by an American president.” He often used code, referring to his genitals as “Jerry” and writing to Phillips: “Wish I could take you to Mount Jerry. Wonderful spot. Not in the geographies but a heavenly place, and I have seen some passing views there and reveled in them. Gee! How I wish you might be along.”