"That Money's Already Been Spent" - Clinton Foundation Won't Return $250,000 Weinstein Donation

Tyler Durden's picture

After the Clinton Foundation’s chief spokesman suggested as much in a tweet on Saturday, the Clinton Foundation has confirmed that it will not be returning a $250,000 donation from disgraced Hollywood studio chief Harvey Weinstein, Fox news reported.

The foundation said Sunday that donations, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000, have already been spent on projects.

On Friday, Hillary Clinton said during an interview Friday with the UK’s Channel Four that her campaign has yet to rreturn Weinstein's campaign contributions. After issuing a statement denouncing her one-time friend issued five days after the scandal broke, Clinton promised during an interview with CNN that she personally would donate to charity an amount equal to Weinstein's contributions over the course of her political career.

She blamed the delay on the complexities of withdrawing money from a campaign account, and reiterated that the money would be turned over soon. Weinstein was also a prominent Democratic fundraiser who hosted fundraising events for Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

The move to keep the money was expected following tweets from the foundation’s spokesman Craig Minassian.

“Suggesting @ClintonFdn return funds from our 330,000+ donors ignores the fact that donations have been used to help people across the world,” Minassian wrote on Twitter.

A Clinton Foundation spokesman told the Daily Mail that Weinstein's money was used to fund programs to help lower the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries. Weinstein's most recent donation was made in 2014.

In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Thursday Clinton said she was "sick" and "shocked" when she found out about the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein, which were first revealed in a bombshell report by The New York Times and then further reported in a detailed report by The New Yorker and subsequent reports in the Times. Since then, more than 30 women have publicly accused Weinstein of harassment, assault or groping.

"I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way," she said. "And, you know, like so many people who've come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past."

When asked about Weinstein’s campaign donations, she told CNN that it wasn't possible to give the money back but that she would donate an equivalent amount to charity.

"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," she said on CNN. "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."

A Clinton aide later told CNN that Clinton would donate $13,000 to a women's organization, but refused to provide a name. The donation will cover Weinstein's contributions to her 2000 Senate primary race, the 2006 Senate primary and general election, the 2007 presidential primary and the 2015 and 2016 presidential primary and general election, the aide said.

Dozens Democratic Party politicians – including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker – have pledged to donate their Weinstein’s contributions to charities focused on women’s rights.

But will Clinton - who has repeatedly insisted that she was unaware of Weinstein's predatory behavior despite considering him a friend - cough up an additional $250,000 to cover Weinstein’s donations to the Clinton Foundation? That remains to be seen.

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Rapunzal's picture

Child abusing and parasitic elites have no morals, what a surprise.

nmewn's picture

The screams & howls of righteous indignity coming out of the Obama household over "the Weinstein affair" is absolutely...deafening ;-)

philipat's picture

Hillary should, of course, be well accustomed to the behavior of predatory men who consistently misuse their position of influence and breach the trust of their status?

Chupacabra-322's picture

The time is well past for:

Arrest.

Indictment.

Enprisonment.

Execution.

Of Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Hillary Clinton.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

All of those trips to Epstein's Pedo Island upon the Lolita Express ain't cheap!

knukles's picture

See Larry.  This is what happens.  This is what happens Larry when you fuck a child up the ass.
This is what happens when a PONZI terminates.  They can't return money because no new money's coming in the door.

Criminal organization.

PS  Everybody need to quit bitching about her. She got Trump elected.  She likely would have beaten any of the other "establishment" R's

So I say, let's band together to get her to run in 2020
Hillary/whoeverthefuck 2020

CheapBastard's picture

I was wondering what would be the scariest for this Halloween to dress as. We were sitting around the lunch table at work throwing out scary [and somewhat repulsive!] ideas:

1) Cankles?

2) Debbie Wasserman?

3) Maxine Waters?

4) Harvey Weinstein?

5) Botox Pelosi?

peddling-fiction's picture

Wasserman. Needs no costume.

She just lets her "snakes" hang loose.

Bigly's picture

And how much was Mr. Ed's wedding?

nmewn's picture

Man thats a full field of contestants but leaving aside unintelligible mumblings (sorry Maxine, Pelosi, Wassername) and narrowing the field to sheer conceit and vanity, I've gotta go with Cankles on this one.

Even Weinstein knew he was a fat fucking slob ;-)

Muppet's picture

Maxine Waters for President.  She is by far the best representative of Democrats today.

Maxine Waters for President.  She is by far the best representative of Democrats today.

Maxine Waters for President.  She is by far the best representative of Democrats today.

MisterMousePotato's picture

For that matter, if Illary hadn't cheated, lied, and stolen, Sanders would have won the nomination and, I believe, the election, too.

booboo's picture

so they kept int in a segragated account?

nmewn's picture

Yeah, apparently their personal accounts ;-)

Akzed's picture

"A Clinton Foundation spokesman told the Daily Mail that Weinstein's money was used to fund programs to help lower the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries."

So anyone stupid enough to argue that the money be returned wants more AIDS and doesn't want to help women and girls. That's all that's designed to mean.

This money could be returned but for money being the only thing in the universe that isn't fungible.

SaulAzzHoleSky's picture

Come on--Nailguns can be expensive!

nmewn's picture

I would think so, she was in charge of all the "bimbo eruptions" swirling around Bill. Nothing a few FBI agents and IRS audits couldn't take care of though. 

Just think...we could have had our very own Eva Peron!

It would have been..."historic" ;-)

Tarzan's picture

They're broke!  Her book is doing terrible, and the foundation funds dried up with her LOSS.  I'm sure Bill's past will really help matters, now that the "shocking" behavior of their Hollywood sugar daddy has been front page news for a FREAKING WEEK!  Perfect timing, while trying sorry terribly hard to remain relevant, and skate around Bill's past and her treatment of his accusers.

It's infuriating that these privileged brats actually believe they're so special, they deserve a pass for sexual harassment, rape, and even pedophilia, while the average Joe would be locked up immediately, and branded a sexual predator for the rest of their life.  

But what, in my opinion, is worse, is the way the Press has completely shown their asses on this issue.  Watching these rats feign ignorance in front of cameras, and The Press refusing to push back, refusing to point out they had to have known, ITS NOT A SECRET, and it's never been a secret, is pathetic! Everyone in Hollywood knew, except their closest friends, come on?  Both the Politicians, and the press knew damn well this shit was going on all along, and worse!  It puts a glaring light on the depth of corruption in this Country, that the most powerful among us are the most heinous among us.

It's been obvious to many, the free press died some years ago, but this week has removed all doubt.  Free thought will be the next casualty, with a "press" who openly admits their job is to control what you think.

StychoKiller's picture

I sense much "cynicism" in you! :>D

bookofenoch's picture

Yesterday I read a phenomeonal guest editorial piece in Huffpo that was penned by the Wookie which excoriated Weinstein for his abuse of women.

Not

nmewn's picture

lol...his silence really is remarkable.

Maybe Weinstein "swung both ways" and has O'Barry's "blue dress" he wore for the occasion ;-)

Billy O'Naire's picture

The money's probably paying for top hotels and fine living on her UK self-pity tour.

land_of_the_few's picture

His money is silver-tongued, charming and feminist, apparently :D

Mr Pink's picture

The pizza and hot dogs they purchased are already dead

rccalhoun's picture

the foundation is a sham.  its not even tax deductible.  but, with revenue down  (hillary lost) they need every cent to fund their travel and entertainement budget. 

 

vato poco's picture

is anyone surprised? in the entire history of the human race, there ain't never been not *1* whore, ever, that willingly gave a refund

FX223's picture

250k buys a lot of pizza.

Ajax-1's picture

With or without walnut sauce.

land_of_the_few's picture

I hear pizza can be shivved too. She can write a book "shivving for pleasure and profit" since she wants to talk all gansta down wit dem homies n all, like when Madonna went Cockney.

the artist's picture

Isnt "shiv" a prison yard term???

I am trying to put myself in the mind of the ghostwriter for her book...trying to think of a synonym for 'double-crossed' that wont be mis-understood in terms of some sort of collusion that might be operating behind the scene. 

'double cross', nah...

'betray', nah...

'schlong', nope, already a meme...

I got it, 'shiv'...In other words, I am a high ranking gang member and another gang member put a hit on me using a lower ranking member to do the dirty work. 

Perfect!

ipso_facto's picture

'... they need every cent to fund their travel and entertainement budget. '

Not to mention their 'Black Ops' budget.  Those Clinton enemies won't just conveniently kill themselves when needed.

nmewn's picture

"Yes we realize its sorta like accepting money from a murderous drug cartel but we don't have it anymoar, we gave it all to our dim cronies under the guise of saving the starving Haitian orphans!

Hey! We're tyin to make payroll here so fuck off!"...LMAO!

chubbar's picture

The last analysis I've read says that the foundation spends about 5% on actual charities, the rest is administrative, travel and general expenses. In fact, the foundation is a scam and there is ample evidence of such but the relevant controlling agencies won't do anything to shut it down because of politics. The clintons are unfucking real. Probably the greediest clan of people alive today.

General Titus's picture

Al Gore was the Green Groper, Billy Boy asked Paula Jones to place her lips on his member, and Harvey masterbated in front of his victims. Now keep in mind, these are DemocRats concerned with women's rights.

Least they didn't Specte or Einhorn them. They were also DemocRats btw

Everybodys All American's picture

And with that excuse the Clinton foundations thinks the American people are dumb as hell. If this stands they just may be right.

MisterMousePotato's picture

"Thinks?"

I would bet my life - even give odds - that less than 5% of college students know the meaning of the word fungible.

The American people ARE stupid.

But that's really not the problem. I don't believe that there are many, if any, problems that really are beyond the ken of the electorate.

Well, if they're not too stupid, then what? Perhaps they are ignorant?

Well, again, the American people are shockingly ignorant about just about everything, it seems to me (except for something called Kardashianass, which I've not had time to research, and so I can't tell you what that is).

But that, too, is not THE problem. The problem (per Will Rogers' formulation of the adage) is:

"The trouble with most people is not that they don’t know much, but that they know so much that isn’t true."

Happenstance? The human condition?

Remember that the head of the CIA, Willaim Casey, did not say, "We will know we have done our job when the American people know nothing." He said, "We will know we have done our job when everything the American people know is false."

Badsamm's picture

It seems like those projects would be something the Foundation would be proud of and Make that list public.

wisehiney's picture

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

williambanzai7's picture

Chelsea’s wedding

Seasmoke's picture

Good thing Ugly Chelsea doesn't care about money. 

General Titus's picture

The Green Groper Al Fraud Gore wouldn't even grope that fugly

nmewn's picture

Nobody is interested in my daughters wedding plans or my yoga classes. So my closest advisors like Mrs.Weiner and Mzzz.Mills and my non-security cleared lawyers looked them all over and deleted over 30,000 emails about my daughters wedding and my yoga classes....lol.

onewayticket2's picture

the BAND at chelsea's wedding.

 

TFIFY

Akzed's picture

Attended by Epstein and his pimp.

homebody's picture

And no part of the 250 million we stole can be given back - what would we live on?

Dilluminati's picture

This women is psychotic, you would think money from a rapist would be unwanted.  Hillary the psychotic cunt is still head of the Clintion Crime family.  She said she doesn't blame me in her interview for being a miserable cunt and losing the election, that's good, I feel even better now calling her a ridiculous cunt.