Even George Stephanopoulos Can’t Ignore Clinton Donor Scandal

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Apr 29, 2015 3:00 PM
Even George Stephanopoulos Can’t Ignore Clinton Donor Scandal

It's a scandal even the liberal media can't ignore. Peter Schweizer, the author of "Clinton Cash," spent ten years with his team following the awfully suspicious dollars being funneled to the Clintons. In an interview he granted Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this weekend, it was obvious he knows his stuff. The first eye raising case he and Wallace discussed was those exorbitant speaking fees. Why did Bill Clinton's speaking fees go up after he left office? Wallace asked. For instance, between 2001 and 2012, the former president made 13 speeches where he was paid $500,000 or more. Schweizer says it's indeed questionable, especially considering many of those payments came from corporations and people connected to foreign governments. 

"That's extremely troubling. There are 11 instances. When you have one or two examples, it's a coincidence. When you have this many, to me it's a trend."

Schweizer went on to discuss the unnerving connection between Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and the Clinton Foundation. Giustra, who signed onto a uranium deal with Kazakhstan, donated millions to the Clintons. Oh yeah, and about those multimillion dollar donations that were never disclosed...

These are questions that cannot be ignored. That's why Daily Show host Jon Stewart felt compelled to ask George Stephanopoulos about it when he came on his show Tuesday night.

"Are you familiar with the Clintons?" the host amusingly asked his guest, before asking specifically about the dubious cash donations the powerful political couple has received.

“This is a tough one,” noting that the book even states that there is “no direct evidence of action taken on behalf of the donors.” “But everybody also knows,” he continued, “when those donors give that money… there’s a hope that that’s going to lead to something and that’s what you have to be careful of.”

Perhaps this proves that the Clintons are no longer sacred ground in the world of the liberal media. Stephanopoulos didn't exactly condemn the Clintons for their suspicious connections, but he also didn't bend over backwards to defend them.

As Schweizer said, this issue is not partisan: "The facts are the facts." 

It'll be interesting to see how the press reacts as Schweizer and others continue to make discoveries following the Clinton money trail.