According to the FEC, Clinton received exactly $1,492,673.45 from Weinstein since 1999. Start writing that check!
For a woman who sold herself as one of the most qualified and intelligent people ever to run for President, Hillary Clinton can certainly play dumb when she wants to.
In a Wednesday night interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Clinton claimed that her longtime pal Weinstein was leading a secret life as a sexual predator, and that she knew nothing about his extracurricular activities. That might be fair - after all, Weinstein seemed to hide his behavior from people in political power, the Obamas and Clintons included.
But Clinton also claimed that she would be unable to return the money Weinstein gave to and bundled for her Presidential campaign because there was no way to give the money back. She'd "re-donate" some of the money she received personally when she makes her regular 10% tithe at the end of the year, instead.
"Well, there's no one to give it back to," Clinton told Zakaria. "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."
"I give 10 percent of my income to charity every year," Clinton continued. "This will be part of that. There's no doubt about it."
But the money she says she'll give is from her personal income, and it's money the former Presidential candidate would give to charity anyway, so it's not as though she's reaching deep into her pockets to repay the universe for her ill-gotten gains.