Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a statement Tuesday distancing herself from top Democratic fundraiser and disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein — five days after the New York Times first published explosive allegations of sexual harassment against him. …
CNN reported Tuesday that Clinton aides were “confused” by her silence and asking why she has not said anything about the allegations.
The outlet noted Weinstein’s long-standing connections with Clinton since he donated to Bill Clinton’s legal defense fund in the 1990s. It also points out that Clinton rented a home next to Weinstein in the Hamptons in 2015, while Weinstein acted as a big-money bundler for Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Clinton also headlined a number of big-dollar fundraisers at Weinstein’s home in New York City.
Five days. Guess she had to say something eventually. What she said was so utterly predictable that it was not worth quoting (“shocked and appalled,” “cannot be tolerated,” “courage” of women).