Clinton has known Weinstein for years, and received at least $17,400 directly from him. Federal Election Commission records show. But that doesn't include ways Weinstein has indirectly contributed to her political ambitions. During the 2016 election cycle, Weinstein hosted a fundraiser at his New York home for Clinton's joint fundraising committee, the Hillary Victory Fund. About 60 people attended, contributing at least $33,400 per person.
"I was appalled," Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday. "It was something that was just intolerable in every way," she said. "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."
Clinton told CNN she was unaware of Weinstein's actions in private.
"I certainly didn't, and I don't know who did," Clinton said. "But I can only speak for myself, and I think I speak for many others who knew him primarily through politics."