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BY: Conor Beck
Many top Democrats have denounced disgraced media mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein since allegations of sexual harassment were revealed, but two of the top names in the Democratic Party have remained silent: former President Barack Obama and two-time candidate Hillary Clinton.
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When CNN reached out to representatives for Obama and Clinton, both declined to comment on the allegations, which were revealed by the New York Times last week.
One CNN reporter, Oliver Darcy, tweeted Monday afternoon about having asked Clinton's spokesperson for comment on Weinstein. The response? "Total silence."
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CNN Anchor Erin Burnett slammed Clinton on Tuesday for her silence, saying Clinton was giving Weinstein a "pass" that she did not give to women who did not vote for her.
Weinstein is a longtime Clinton donor who served as a liaison between Hollywood stars and Clinton's 2016 campaign, and attended a "thank you" donor party after the election. Clinton personally headlined multiple fundraisers Weinstein helped organize during the campaign.
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During Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Weinstein exchanged emails with the Clintons. In one, Weinstein makes movie recommendations and mentions how he had "such fond memories" of the Clintons watching Shakespeare in Love.
Obama has also had close connections to Weinstein. The media mogul visited the White House several times during Obama's presidency. Michelle Obama credited Weinstein for making a student film event happen, and praised him as "a wonderful person, a good friend, and just a powerhouse."
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Obama's daughter, Malia, interned for Harvey Weinstein in 2017.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who made combatting sexual assault...
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