CNN claims the Obamas and Clintons’ silence on Weinstein is inexcusable

CNN legal expert Jeffrey Toobin said late on Tuesday that former President Bill Clinton, his wife and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle cannot get a “pass” on disgraced Holywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, reported Breitbart.

Toobin even said that their affiliation with Weinstein over the years is a “dark mark on their record.”

“I don’t think we can give the Clintons and the Obamas a pass here,” the CNN analyst said on Anderson Cooper 360. Toobin even mentioned comedian Seth MacFarlane’s joke about the film producer at an Academy Awards event, saying that MacFarlane’s joke suggested that “a lot of people knew or had very strong suspicions that this was a very bad guy.”

“The Obamas and the Clintons embraced him, did fundraisers with him, paid tribute to him,” Toobin noted. “I think it’s a dark mark on their record.”

The Obamas and the Clintons were called out on their silence to the Weinstein scandal even by some in the liberal media.

Friends of the Obamas and the Clintons said they were shocked of their silence, especially considering their tendency to rail against their political rivals of waging a “war on women,” as Weinstein’s victims started piling up.

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Hillary finally said in a statement Tuesday. “The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

The Obamas also released a belated statement on the Weinstein scandal:

“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” the Obamas stated. “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture — including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect — so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”

Late on Wednesday night, Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she was “appalled” by the film producer’s sexual scandal.

“It was something that was just intolerable in every way,” said Hillary. “And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.”

CNN reports that the Clintons and Weinstein were “personally close: In 2015, the Clintons rented a home next to Weinstein in the Hamptons.”

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly helped the Clintons and Obamas raise millions in funds and aided other from the Democratic base to do the same. Weinstein has also reportedly contributed $100,000 to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

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