Hillary Clinton Returns to L.A. for Dinner Event at Home of Haim Saban (EXCLUSIVE)

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Hillary Clinton attended a private dinner at the home of Haim and Cheryl Saban on Thursday night at an event that sources described as a thank you to 2016 campaign donors and an introduction to her plans to launch a political group, Onward Together.

Sources said that the gathering was for about 40 to 50 people, including a number who were major donors during her 2016 presidential campaign. Haim Saban was one of Clinton’s most prolific donors in her 2008 and 2016 presidential runs, giving directly to her campaign and to a SuperPAC supporting her candidacy, Priorities USA Action.

Hillary and Bill Clinton are both in Los Angeles for the graduation of her nephew, Zach Rodham, from USC, sources said.

Among those at the dinner were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Warren Beatty, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Eva Longoria, Barry Diller, Annette Bening and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). Bill Clinton also was at the event, and spoke along with Clinton. He talked of California’s role in the “resistance” to Trump policies.

This was Hillary Clinton’s first visit with supporters in Los Angeles since the 2016 election. She, too, talked of working to oppose Trump policies, although a source said that she did not mention Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. They also led a toast to the United States.

Politico reported last week that Clinton was building a political group to help finance organizations working “on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda.” The name of the group, Onward Together, was a nod to her campaign slogan Stronger Together.

The Sabans gave more than $12 million to Priorities USA Action to support Clinton’s campaign, according to records from the Federal Election Commission.

The Clintons wrote a congratulatory letter to Haim Saban in March, when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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  1. If these two are part of the resistance thanking their rich resistance friends; then i just went over to the revolution.. I have been resisting the Clintons..

  2. jeffrey says:

    The cost of a blue-plate special at her 2016 luncheons was $347,000.00

    Imelda and Ferdinand looted an estimated $10 to $15 billion from the small country of the Philippines. Would Hill and Bill settle for less?

  3. Javier says:

    Seriously? A lot of people can’t stand this woman — and many of them are Democrats. She and the DNC robbed Bernie. She’s too old and polarizing to run in 2020 or 2024.

    • jsm1963 says:

      Sanders is even older. Sanders lost the primary by 4 million votes. He couldn’t get the minority vote.

      Don’t worry, I doubt she’ll run again.

      • jsm1963 says:

        The DNC did not openly admits to rigging the Democrat Primary. Cite your source.

      • Sycamore says:

        Current DNC chair, Tom Perez, used weaponized identity politics to smear Bernie during the campaign, saying Bernie only championed white issues. As if fair wages, health care, economic justice only benefit whites. Jonathan Capehart & others in the Dem Party and media lied about Bernie’s history of fighting for Civil Rights. The DNC openly admits to rigging the Democrat Primary but the MSM won’t even cover the lawsuit. Tough to try to fight the elite establishment whose champion is war monger Hillary Clinton.

  4. Jack Carney says:

    Hillary’s final farewell…
    You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, deplorables……

  5. Robert says:

    Should be in prison for treason, not going to LA dinner parties.

  6. Kaboom! says:

    Hillary stole more money from Hollywood that anyone else in history! Are the Hollywood elite so foolish?

  7. SPIKE says:

    if Saban wants to make a bloody fool of himself fawning over a treasonous criminal and murderer, it’s his right. And yes, who cares who this bitch has dinner with. She will be going to jail where she belongs.

    • cadavra says:

      Please list all the murders and treasonous acts she has committed. Be sure to provide empirical evidence from credible news sources (i.e., not Fox, Breitbart, Alex Jones or your crazy uncle).

      • jsm1963 says:

        @Shill Destroyer There’s a reason why people cite those sources. All the sources you mentioned have reputations built over many years and decades. Reputations they take seriously. Sure, they occasionally get things wrong, but they don’t deliberately deceive, like Breitbart and Alex Jones.

      • Shill Destroyer says:

        As opposed to what? CNN? MSNBC? ABC? CBS? NBC? If yes to any of those, case dismissed, partisan shill.

    • sari says:

      Agreed. Hillary didn’t even come out to address her supporters on election night; never made an appearance to speak to and thank the misguided fools who worked her horrible campaign. T

  8. ludivine Vernet says:

    Well from what I read nobody, still, likes Hillary. So I guess that Variety should move on because I don’t think that anyone cares who she has dinner with.

  9. Steve says:

    Why is this in Variety?

  10. John Miller says:

    Exactly why she lost! She spent all her time with the Hollywood Elite instead of with the American people.

  11. Inspector clouseau says:

    Ah yes.The traitor vermin continue with their futile bullshit agenda.I bet they’ll have plenty crying towels,teddy bears and shovels to sling all the manure around. Clinton should be in prison not scamming more of her loser supporters for cash. How pathetic.

    • vet says:

      no more than the current scamming regime…wake up, fealty to a political party is so last year (yawn)

      • krumhorn says:

        Haven’t seen a single mention to a party. It’s the Hildebeast folks appear to be addressing here and her left-bent pecker-poker of a husband. Haim can spend his $$ however he wishes. Why is it in Variety when she stops by for some soup?

        The lefties are so last year.

        – Krumhorn

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