The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen.
It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced.
But the connections don’t stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language broadcast network Univision.
In September 2013, the Next Generation foundation and The Clinton Foundation launched this joint initiative, which is aimed at helping parents, businesses, communities, and educators identify ways to do away with the education gap between young children in different socioeconomic groups. It focuses on children between the ages of zero and five.
Tom Steyer heads up The Next Generation foundation and he is the same far-left environmental crusader who dumped nearly $79 million during the 2014 election cycle promoting his “climate change” agenda.
The Too Small to Fail partnership also links Steyer directly to The Clinton Foundation in multiple ways. Hillary Clinton and James Steyer, Tom Steyer’s brother, jointly founded the initiative. Both Tom and James Steyer are Leadership Council Members for Too Small to Fail. Tom Steyer’s TomKat Charitable Trust also provided some of the initial support for Too Small to Fail. So did the liberal Ford Foundation.
Steyer has also personally donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to The Clinton Foundation and hosted fundraising events for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Too Small to Fail has close ties the liberal media as well. Univision, the American Spanish language television broadcast network, is listed as one of the partners in the Too Small to Fail initiative. It is the largest Spanish language network in the nation and it reached an audience of nearly 2.5 million Latino viewers in 2014.
In a conversation with Politico, Univision Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications Monica Talan claimed that the connections between Univision and The Clinton Foundation are not political. However, the link to Univision from Too Small to Fail’s website tells another story. In addition to having a link for parent resources, the Univision web page also includes instructions for becoming a citizen and then registering to vote.
And, as Politico pointed out on April 12, the partnership between Univision and Too Small to Fail is just one of many connections linking the TV network with The Clinton Foundation. The owner of Univision, Haim Saban, has donated between $10 and $25 million to The Clinton Foundation. In July 2014, Saban told Bloomberg that he would spend as much as necessary on Clinton’s 2016 campaign and that she would be good for the nation. His wife, Cheryl Saban, even serves on the board of The Clinton Foundation further reinforcing the strong link between Univision and the Clintons.
No surprise then, that Univision’s past coverage of Hillary Clinton has been glowing.
Although Steyer’s foundation and Univision have some of the strongest connections to The Clinton Foundation through Too Small to Fail, there are other big names on its leadership and advisory councils too. Susan A. Buffett is a Leadership Council Member. She’s the daughter of Warren Buffett the billionaire investor and abortion-funder. Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy is also a member of the Leadership Council. The Advisory Council has twenty members including the senior vice president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Ralph Smith and the former Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente George Halvorson are both Advisory Council Members.