American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter, admitted “she was aware of the former Secretary of State’s personal email address before the New York Times reported its existence two weeks ago.” Weingarten “said on Twitter over the weekend that the existence of the email account was not ‘secret.’” The Washington Free Beacon,
Weingarten did not respond to emailed follow-up questions, making it difficult to know whether she had personally emailed Clinton or whether they discussed official business or personal matters…
The union itself is a major donor to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the former secretary of state’s primary means of staying in the political spotlight since leaving her post.
AFT has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, according to the foundation’s website, including a $250,000 contribution last year. The AFL-CIO, with which AFT is affiliated, has donated as much as $50,000.
Weingarten is also deeply involved with the Democracy Alliance, a shadowy left-wing donor club that includes a number of high-profile Clinton supporters. DA donors Steve and Amber Mostyn are founding members of Ready for Hillary. Another DA donor, Susie Buell, has given the group $25,000.