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Hillary and Bill's intimate dinner with Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss - showing just how close the Clintons were to the 'serial rapist' movie mogul

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 23/07/2018 Jessa Schroeder

Photos of Hillary Clinton having dinner with longtime pal Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss have emerged.

The Clintons were reported to have dined with the disgraced film producer, his wife Georgina Chapman and lawyer David Boies at Rao's in Harlem, five weeks after Trump was elected president.

Details of their dinner were revealed in a New York Time's article on Weinstein last year, two months after he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in a damning exposé. 

a group of people in a store: The group chatted over some wine and dinner at the famed Italian restaurant, a month after Hillary lost the presidential election © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The group chatted over some wine and dinner at the famed Italian restaurant, a month after Hillary lost the presidential election Clinton and Weinstein were in talks to create a TV documentary about her failed campaign until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him.   

In the exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, the group are seen at the famed Italian restaurant chatting over some wine and dinner. 

In one photo, rapper Fat Joe is seen in the background, dining at a separate table. 

a man sitting in a restaurant: Rapper Fat Joe is pictured above in the background of the Clinton/Weinsten dinner, eating at another table © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rapper Fat Joe is pictured above in the background of the Clinton/Weinsten dinner, eating at another table The artist had shared a photo of him and the Clintons at the restaurant that night on Instagram, though Harvey and Georgina were nowhere to be seen.  

The dinner took place about ten months before Weinstein's world would come crashing down. 

a group of people sitting at a table: Accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein sits next to Hillary and Bill Clinton for dinner at Rao's, a month after Hilary loses the presidential election to Donald Trump in photos taken December 13, 2016 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein sits next to Hillary and Bill Clinton for dinner at Rao's, a month after Hilary loses the presidential election to Donald Trump in photos taken December 13, 2016 The film mogul had been a longtime major donor to the Clintons having donated $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation and $10,000 to Bill's legal fund when he faced impeachment during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Both Hillary and Bill, who had a close friendship with Weinstein for decades, have denied having any knowledge about his offenses. 

However, that same New York Times article revealed Clinton's campaigned had been warned about the rumors swirling around about Weinstein. 

Harvey Weinstein et al. posing for the camera: Weinstein and Clinton are pictured laughing and smiling together at the 'Finding Neverland' premiere in New York in October 2004 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Weinstein and Clinton are pictured laughing and smiling together at the 'Finding Neverland' premiere in New York in October 2004 Actress Lena Dunham - one of Hillary's biggest celebrity endorsers - emailed her campaign's deputy communications director in 2016.

The email stated: 'I just want you to let you know that Harvey's a rapist and this is going to come out at some point.

Harvey Weinstein et al. posing for the camera: Clinton and Weinstein attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Clinton and Weinstein attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City 'I think it's a really bad idea for him to host fund-raisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault.'

Hillary did not immediately comment on the allegations and waited six days to release a statement condemning her friend. 

Harvey Weinstein wearing a military uniform: Harvey Weinstein appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2018 in New York City © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Harvey Weinstein appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2018 in New York City 'I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,' she said in a statement posted on Twitter.

'The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.'


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