Clinton Foundation announces it will not return Weinstein donations

Clinton Foundation announces it will not return Weinstein donations
A spokesperson for the Clinton Foundation reveals it won't return monies donated from film producer Harvey Weinstein, because the monies have already been spent. (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

The Clinton Foundation, after Chelsea Clinton was put on the spot several times as to whether or not the organization would return donations from disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, revealed what they would be doing with the money they received.

They’re not returning it.

Why isn’t the organization giving back the money?

A spokesperson for the foundation told The Daily Mail that the donations — thought to range anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000 — will not be returned because the money has already been spent.

The spokesperson also said that the last time the organization received a Weinstein donation was in 2014.

So where did the money go?

The spokesperson revealed that Weinstein’s contributions went toward its own programs to help lower the price of HIV medication and to assist women in developing countries.

Is this surprising?

Not really.

Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria last week that she would give campaign donations she personally received 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,” Hillary Clinton said. “I give 10 percent of my income to charity every year, this will be part of that. There’s no — there’s no doubt about it.”

Clinton received $17,400 directly to her campaigns, and indirectly received much more through his bundling efforts and from his hosting fundraisers.

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