'Clinton Cash' Author Peter Schweitzer Hits Stephanopoulos for 'Massive Breach of Ethical Standards'
Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweitzer on ABC April 26th
Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer says George Stephanopoulos' failure to disclose his charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation represents “a massive breach of ethical standards" by both the anchor and ABC News.
"Really quite stunned by this,” Schweizer wrote in an email to Bloomberg Politics on Thursday. It's “a massive breach of ethical standards. He fairly noted my four months working as a speechwriter for George W. Bush. But he didn't disclose this?”
Stephanopoulos told the On Media blog on Thursday that he had given $75,000 to the foundation between 2012 to 2014, a charitable contribution he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization. Stephanopoulos also did not disclose this information while interviewing Schweizer about his book, which alleges ties between donations to the foundation and Hillary Clinton’s work at the State Department.
In that interview, on April 26, Stephanopoulos repeatedly challenged Schweizer's assertions that Hillary Clinton may have committed a crime: "We've done investigative work here at ABC News, found no proof of any kind of direct action," the host said. "I still haven't heard any direct evidence, and you just said you had no evidence that she intervened here," he added.
Flashback video: Clinton hack George Stephanopoulos GRILLED Schweitzer on 'Clinton Cash' during his interview on ABC This Week:
"Do you have any evidence a crime has been committed?"
Stephanopoulos follows up: "The Clinton campaign says you haven't produced a shred of evidence"