The Clinton Foundation is known for their shady practices. The latest accusations levied against them stems from an incident involving big-time Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to The New York Times, Weinstein was paying off people that he was sexually harassing for decades. It was not until recently that he was caught. Weinstein is known for being one of the most prominent Democratic donors out there, and he has donated to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton finally announced, a week after he was caught, that she was disgusted by his crimes. She then went on to say that she was going to keep all of his donation money, about $250,000, according to Fox News.
The Clinton Foundation announced Sunday that they would not be able to return all of the money anyway because there was a good chunk of it already spent on other projects.
Craig Minassian, a spokesman for the Clinton Foundation, made it clear that an announcement about returning the money was right around the corner. Many people began to see the direction this was going in when Minassian took to Twitter.
“Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world,” Minassian’s tweet read.
The call for Clinton to return the money came after the bombshell about Weinstein’s sexual predator behavior came to light. Around 30 women have come forward to admit that they were sexually harassed and/or raped by Weinstein.
Some of the names coming out are huge, and this obviously is drawing a ton of attention. People like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rose McGowan came forward to talk about their horrific incidents with Weinstein.
Now, Democrats are scrambling to do something with the donor money they received from Weinstein. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Al Franken — just to name a few — have vowed to donate the money given to them by Weinstein to charities.
It took Clinton a total of five days to come out and say anything about the incident, despite her reputation among the Left as a champion of women’s rights. Hillary gave a speech wherein she claimed to be “shocked and appalled” by Weinstein’s behavior.
During the 2016 election, Weinstein donated over $46,000 to Clinton’s campaign. This is not including private donations to The Clinton Foundation.
Hillary Clinton announced she is going to keep the money Harvey Weinstein donated to her foundation. Should she return it?
Clinton appeared on CNN and stated, “What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that.”
“I give 10% of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no – there’s no doubt about it.” Yet, there is no arguing that, after being so close to Weinstein, it is hard to believe that she didn’t have some knowledge of what was going on behind closed doors. It is safe to say that most people are done taking their moral advice from people in Hollywood.