“ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos contributed a total of $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2013 and 2014, according to a report by Politico’s Dylan Byers. The donations came in two tranches of $25,000, reported Politico, citing foundation records.

How big a deal is this? Large: Stephanopoulos IS ABC News. Though he doesn’t anchor “ABC World News Tonight,” he is the network’s chief anchor, meaning that he fronts the network in breaking news situations — or just when it matters. More: He is anchor of “Good Morning America” and of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

The disclosures shed new light on a tough interview that Stephanopoulos conducted recently with Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash,” a much-discussed book that pokes at the overlapping worlds of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s purview as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Stephanopoulos grilled the guy, “How does your reporting show that Hillary Clinton may be unfit for the presidency?” he asked, in kicking off the session. Over nearly eight minutes, Stephanopoulos kept the heat on, citing “no evidence at all” that Hillary Clinton was involved in a key decision discussed in the Schweizer book and pursuing the author over whether he’d briefed any Democrats about his book, as he did for Republicans.”


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