"You can make the case that he's the Paul Newman of American presidents." 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 to rally around Clinton for the 2016 cycle, Weinstein was there in a big way.Five days after the Weinstein accusations emerged, Clinton released a statement saying she was “shocked and appalled.” Late Tuesday, the Obamas released a statement of their own, saying: “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accoubtable, regardless of wealth or status.” A deep and tangled history with Weinstein could help explain the delay.
Trapped in a primary fight that has dragged on far longer than expected, Hillary Clinton has struggled to escape the perception that she is part of the corrupt old guard of the Democratic Party.
Her likely general election opponent, Donald Trump, has already begun to hammer the former secretary of state for the misdeeds of her past.
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.
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 accusations, some of them even including allegations of rape, emerged in a New Yorker story published Tuesday.
Multiple investigations absolved the president of involvement but Hillary Clinton was found to have made false statements to investigators.
When first lady Hillary Clinton convened her task force to create her husband's national healthcare program, it included multiple representatives from government, the health and insurance industries and academics.
Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have done.
As with Clinton, Weinstein has been a significant donor and fundraiser for the 44th president -- having raised or helped raise roughly ,000 for the former Democratic president’s Obama Victory Fund.
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 0,000 to 0,000, according the group’s website.