Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts after giving an address on national security, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)

 

Washington attorney, activist and writer Ted Frank tweeted this morning that “Hillary put pressure on Ronan Farrow to spike Weinstein story. (In contrast, Woody Allen refused.)”

In his new book, Ronan Farrow reveals that former film producer Harvey Weinstein tried to use his long-time relationship with Hillary Clinton to pressure him into spiking the Weinstein’s scoop.

Frank’s tweet includes the following excerpt:

In summer 2017, while Farrow was trying to lock down an interview with Clinton for his foreign policy book – while also still working on the Weinstein story – he received a call from Clinton’s publicist, Nick Merrill, who told him that the “big story”  Farrow was working on was a “concern for us.” Then, in September 2017, according to an email cited in the book, Weinstein wrote to Deborah Turness, the ex-president of NBC News who now runs NBC News International, to propose a docuseries on Clinton. “Your Hillary doc series sounds absolutely stunning,” Turness responded.

Weinstein’s tentacles even stretched to Farrow’s own estranged father. Days before the Times story broke, Weinstein is said to have called Allen on a film set in Central Park, soliciting advice about how to deal with his son. Allen declined. “Jeez. I’m so sorry. Good luck.”

So, why would Hillary Clinton, who often repeated that all women must be believed, go to bat for the notorious Harvey Weinstein? I guess for the same reasons she didn’t believe Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, or Kathleen Willey. It didn’t serve her purposes. She’s not exactly one who is known for her principles.

Several days ago, she expected people to believe her when she said the gutsiest thing she ever did was to stay in her marriage.

Actually, a woman with any self-respect would have quietly left him and moved on. But, had she done so, she wouldn’t have had the Clinton machine behind her as she ran for the Senate in 2000. Nor would she have it for any of her future political endeavors.

No Hill, sorry, not buying it.

Even Woody Allen has higher principles than Hillary Clinton.