DC Trawler

George Stephanopoulos Donated $50K To Clinton Foundation

Everybody knows George Stephanopoulos is a Democratic Party hack, and that he doesn’t think the rules apply to him. But still, this is brazen even for Team Hillary.

Dylan Byers, Politico:

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded by former president Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s records show. Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book “Clinton Cash,” which alleges that donations to the Foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State.

Yeah, remember that?

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Where’s the smoking gun? You’re hiding it behind your back, George.

And just to add to the underhanded sleaziness at all, it looks like ABC News is trying to soften the blow by feeding the “scoop” to their pals at Politico. They don’t want to credit the guys who did the work:

ABC’s standards of journalism are top-shelf. No wonder George can’t reach them.

Update: Here’s why ABC wanted everybody to hear about this from Politico, not from the Free Beacon.

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Yeah, when you catch a kid with his hand in the cookie jar — or somebody else catches him, and he runs to you first — and he admits why he has chocolate all over his fingers, he’s disclosing his wrongdoing. It’s his idea. Hey, how can you blame him for doing the right thing? Move along, people, nothing to see here…

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