Seven-figure contributions will buy any political donor an open door and willing heart among presidential candidates, but in the case of Haim Saban and the Clintons, it’s about more than money.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have cultivated friendships with many deep-pocketed donors over their decades in politics. But according to a Friday report in Politico, no one quite matches Haim Saban, the Israel-American owner of Univision.
Hollywood billionaire and major Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban was told that his views on screening Muslim refugees were “not consistent” with the Democratic presidential candidate’s position following an interview in which he advocated “more scrutiny” of Muslims after the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
Democratic mega-donor Haim Saban called a female interviewer a “very hot-headed woman” when she asked about how much influence he has over politicians.
A new documentary on HBO by Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, explores the influence of money in politics by interviewing some of the biggest donors in the game. Of the more than dozen big-time donors interviewed, over half are Jewish.
Democratic mega-donor Haim Saban has an open line to Hillary Clinton and he’s not afraid to use it.
American-Israel businessman and Hillary Clinton supporter Haim Saban ripped into Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, saying he would be “dangerous for the world” and thus to Israel as well.
Billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban has unveiled a $100 million venture capital fund for Israeli startups.
Haim Saban, one of Hillary Clinton’s top donors, may be aligned with the Democratic Party. But when it comes to Mideast politics, he’s far from a progressive.
Haim Saban, the Israeli-American billionaire who is a major backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton, said he did not mean to suggest that Muslims entering the United States from Syria should be subject to greater scrutiny.