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Hillary Clinton: Weinstein Donated to 'Every' Democrat, From Al Gore to Barack Obama

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Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is addressing donations her campaign received from now-convicted filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.

On Tuesday, Clinton attended the Berlin International Film Festival for the premiere of the Hulu documentary, “Hillary.” 

While there, she was asked about Weinstein’s conviction. On Monday, he was found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual assault. 

“Well, I think that the jury’s verdict really speaks for itself,” Clinton told the audience. “And it is obviously something that people have looked at and followed because it was time for an accounting. And the jury clearly found that.”

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Although Weinstein was acquitted of the other serious charges, he still faces the possibility of five to 25 years behind bars.  

After offering her take on Weinstein’s conviction, she was asked about the funds he donated to her campaigns. According to Fox News, the Federal Election Commission reported that Weinstein donated $54,990.45 or more to Clinton from 1996 to 2016. The funds were donated during her runs for the Senate and presidency. 

In addition to her campaigns, Clinton said Weinstein donated funds to “every” Democratic candidate. From Al Gore to former President Barack Obama, Clinton claimed Weinstein reportedly contributed to all of the past campaigns. 

“He contributed to every Democrat’s campaign,” Clinton said.

She continued with a brief list of candidates Weinstein contributed to in the past.

“He contributed to Barack Obama’s campaign, and John Kerry’s campaign and Al Gore’s campaign and everybody’s campaign.” She continued, “I don’t know whether that should chill anyone else from contributing to political campaigns, but it certainly should end the kind of behavior that he was just convicted for.”

According to the FEC data, Weinstein donated over $72,000 for Obama’s campaigns from 2011 to 2012. However, Fox News also reported that Gore doesn’t appear to have received campaign donations from Weinstein other than when he ran on the primary ticket with President Bill Clinton.

From 2001 to 2004, FEC data shows a minimum of $28,500 was donated to Kerry.

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Clinton’s documentary is scheduled to premiere on Hulu in March. Weinstein’s sentencing is scheduled for March 11.

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