Politics Weinstein ties to Clinton, Obama run deep

23:46  10 october  2017
23:46  10 october  2017 Source:   foxnews.com

Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up for Bombshell New York Times, New Yorker Stories

  Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up for Bombshell New York Times, New Yorker Stories Harvey Weinstein has hired a high-powered team of attorneys to push back on soon-to-be-published bombshell stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker detailing sexual allegations and improper workplace behavior against him. Some women making the charges are believed to be on the record. Weinstein, the indie mogul and founder of the Weinstein Company, has retained star litigator David Boies, as well as attorneys Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder in an effort to rebut the claims.

the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep . On Tuesday, Clinton denounced Weinstein ’s actions and said such behavior "cannot be tolerated." But neither she nor Obama has revealed plans to return his

As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein , the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep . Hillary Clinton , after facing mounting pressure to speak

Hillary Clinton goes back a long way with Harvey Weinstein. The two are shown here arriving for the premiere of 'Shakespeare in Love' in New York.© Provided by Fox News Hillary Clinton goes back a long way with Harvey Weinstein. The two are shown here arriving for the premiere of 'Shakespeare in Love' in New York.

As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep.

Hillary Clinton, after facing mounting pressure to speak out, broke her silence on the allegations Tuesday. Five days after the Weinstein accusations emerged, Clinton released a statement saying she was "shocked and appalled."

Which politicians accepted donations from Harvey Weinstein?

  Which politicians accepted donations from Harvey Weinstein? The Hollywood producer is accused of sexually harassing women for decades.Weinstein, who is taking a leave of absence from his company after an explosive New York Times story Thursday detailed stories of women accusing him of sexual harassment, quickly became a lightning rod for politicians. By the end of Friday, most Democrats who received contributions from him had pledged to donate funds to charity. Weinstein has donated virtually exclusively to Democrats, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records compiled by CQ Roll Call's Political MoneyLine site and reviewed by CBS News.

Skip to comments. Weinstein ties to Clinton , Obama run deep FOX ^. A deep and tangled history with Weinstein could help explain the delay.

As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein , the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep .

A deep and tangled history with Weinstein could help explain the delay.

The producer -- using his connections to the wealthy Hollywood and New York elite -- gave or helped raise more than $100,000 for Barack Obama and the Clintons since at least 1995, according to OpenSecrets.org. Roughly half of that went to Hillary Clinton's presidential and Senate campaigns, including a political committee she used to support other Democrats and a joint fund with the DNC in 2016.

In total, Weinstein gave or helped raise -- or “bundle” -- $1.5 million for Democratic candidates over that time, according to Open Secrets, the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics’ website that tracks campaign finance.

Weinstein, who was fired from his own company Sunday following sexual misconduct allegations dating back decades, hosted two Hillary Clinton fundraisers just last year.

Here's how much the Clintons and Obama received from Harvey Weinstein

  Here's how much the Clintons and Obama received from Harvey Weinstein Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has given the three biggest names in Democratic politics more than $75,000 directly since the mid-1990s. Weinstein contributed $3,000 to former President Bill Clinton's reelection campaignHollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has given the three biggest names in Democratic politics more than $75,000 directly since the mid-1990s.

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CLINTON: 'SHOCKED AND APPALLED' BY WEINSTEIN ALLEGATIONS

On Tuesday, Clinton denounced Weinstein’s actions and said such behavior "cannot be tolerated." But neither she nor Obama has revealed plans to return his money or donate it to charity, like New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have done.

Obama, meanwhile, has yet to make a public statement.

As with Clinton, Weinstein has been a significant donor and fundraiser for the 44th president -- having raised or helped raise roughly $56,000 for the former Democratic president’s Obama Victory Fund.

One memorable event was held in 2012 at Weinstein’s oceanfront estate in Connecticut, where he teamed up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour for a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser.

“Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women's rights, this president has fought the good fight," Weinstein said in introducing Obama, according to a pool report at the time. "You can make the case that a he's the Paul Newman of American presidents."

Weinstein ties to Clinton, Obama run deep

  Weinstein ties to Clinton, Obama run deep As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep. Hillary Clinton, after facing mounting pressure to speak out, broke her silence on the allegations Tuesday. Five days after the Weinstein accusations emerged, Clinton released a statement saying she was "shocked and appalled."A deep and tangled history with Weinstein could help explain the delay.

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Weinstein ties to Clinton , Obama run deep As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul pervert, Harvey Weinstein , the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run

Obama’s daughter, Malia, also did an internship for the Weinstein Company in New York between high school and attending college this fall.

When it came time for Democratic heavyweights rally around Clinton for the 2016 cycle, Weinstein was there in a big way.

The producer co-hosted one Clinton fundraiser in October 2015 -- again with Wintour -- that purportedly included a photo-op with Clinton attendees who paid at least $2,700.

He then hosted another about eight months later with wife Georgina Chapman in their New York City home. The event was reportedly co-hosted by such stars as Jennifer Lopez and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio.

Weinstein also attended a Wintour runway style event in fall 2016 that showcased designer Clinton campaign T-shirts and was attended by Clinton daughter Chelsea Clinton and fashion designer Michael Kors.

The 65-year-old Weinstein -- who broke into the film business in 1979 with his and brother Bob’s independent film company Miramax -- is also a major Clinton Foundation contributor, having given $100,000 to $250,000, according the group’s website.

Weinstein was ousted by the Weinstein Company’s board of directors following a New York Times exposé that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations against him.

The Times story states Weinstein reached settlements with at least eight women since 1990 over harassment allegations, including from actress Ashley Judd and several former employees. New allegations, some of them even more serious, emerged in a New Yorker story published Tuesday.

Weinstein has publicly apologized, though he and his lawyers have criticized some of the reporting.

Beyond Schumer, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts; Al Franken, Minnesota; and others have donated some or all of their Weinstein money to women’s groups.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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