Sen. Elizabeth Warren, other Democrats giving Harvey Weinstein donations to charity

But as a bundler, much of his work for campaigns was gathering up donations from others into large sums - making potentially returning Weinstein's donations more complicated for politicians like Clinton and Obama. "Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior".

In a clip from the interview, Clinton tells host Sarah Ferguson she believes Trump is the most risky president in USA history and that the whole world should be concerned. "The behavior described by the women coming forward can not be tolerated".

The broadly pro-Clinton New York Times had added to the pressure on Clinton last week with an editorial board op-ed, saying: "Harvey Weinstein's Money Shouldn't Buy Democrats' Silence".

Weinstein who launched the Weinstein Company in 2005 was sacked by co-chairman and brother Bob Weinstein Sunday due to the allegations.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Mondavi Center Monday at UC Davis as part of her nationwide book tour. But Clinton's statement makes no mention of Weinstein's sizable donations to her own war chest. As for Obama and his post-White House team, however, no official statement or comment has yet to be publicized.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate rushed last week to condemn Weinstein and donate any contributions received from the movie executive to charities.

On Tuesday, The New Yorker published a major story in which several women alleged sexual assault by Weinstein.

During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, McDaniel was asked if there was a double standard for Republicans, who were blasting Weinstein but had previously defended Trump following the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape, which was followed by roughly dozen women accusing the then-Republican presidential nominee of unwanted sexual conduct.

"Where's Hillary Clinton? Where's she standing on this issue?"

Obama has largely shied away from the public eye since leaving office, apart from delivering a few speeches and issuing statements in response to Trump administration moves on areas like climate change and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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