ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for failing to disclose $50,000 in charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation, according to a report in Politico.
“In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded by former president Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s records show,” reports Politico this morning. “Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book ‘Clinton Cash,’ which alleges that donations to the Foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton‘s actions as Secretary of State.”
ABC provided Politico with a statement from Stephanopoulos:
“I made charitable donations to the Foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply,” he said. “I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize.”