Hillary Clinton reportedly booted journalist Ronan Farrow out of her circle after learning of his investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow spoke recently to the Financial Times about how the failed Democratic presidential nominee created some distance between them after he exposed Weinstein, despite his having worked with Clinton “for years” before he began his investigative work.
“It’s remarkable how quickly even people with a long relationship with you will turn if you threaten the centres of power or the sources of funding around them,” Farrow said. “Ultimately, there are a lot of people out there who operate in that way. They’re beholden to powerful interests and if you go up against those interests, you become radioactive very quickly.”
Farrow was appointed by then-secretary of state Clinton as a special adviser on global youth issues in 2011. But, despite their years of working together, he found himself shut out of the relationship as it became known he was working on the story involving Weinstein, a major Democratic donor.
Groups supporting Clinton’s 2016 candidacy received thousands of dollars in donations from the disgraced Hollywood mogul, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
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“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Clinton said in 2017 in response to the breaking Weinstein story after being criticized for her silence. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.
Farrow’s book, “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,” alleged that he got a call from Clinton’s aides trying to cancel an interview he had planned with her as he worked on a foreign policy book.
“Hillary Clinton had scheduled an interview while it was at the height of the Weinstein reporting and her folks got in touch and said, ‘We hear you’re working on a big story,'” Farrow said. “[They] sounded very concerned and tried to cancel that interview.”
He told the Financial Times that the investigative stories, like the Weinstein one, prove the truth that “power for sure corrupts.”
“The revelation of the last few years of investigative journalism has been just how entrenched and corrupt the systems that uphold power structures are, and just how hard it is to break through them,” he said. “But these stories also show that it’s possible to break through them because sources are as brave as they are and whistleblowers continue to come forward.”
Earlier this month, Farrow noted that former President Bill Clinton was “credibly accused of rape” and the allegations made by Juanita Broaddrick ought to be revisited.
Farrow’s claims about Clinton’s treatment of him following the Weinstein scandal sparked reaction on Twitter.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 29, 2019
— Dan and Angela (@_WeLikeToWatch_) November 29, 2019
Some would call that a blessing.
— MorrisOcean1 (@morris_ocean1) November 29, 2019
Ronan, you shouldn’t have been in her circle in the first place . Have you no shame. GEESH! ?
— Geraldine Russak (@RussakGeraldine) November 29, 2019
Doesn’t surprise me any.
— Nunyabizness (@Normaki59964998) November 29, 2019
What’s really disturbing… Are these cozy relationships “journalists” have with democrats, and especially the Clintons.
Is it any wonder, few people trust the media these days?#JournalismIsDead
— FmrDem ❌ (@CatDaddyJCT) November 29, 2019
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