After disclosing $75,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation, George Stephanopoulos won’t recuse himself from campaign coverage

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos says he never should have donated money to the Clinton Foundation and will not moderate ABC News’ Republican primary debate, but will not be recusing himself from coverage of the presidential campaign. ABC News issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos and said it will take no punitive action against him. Stephanopoulos says: “At the time I did not perceive the problem, but in retrospect … I should have gone above and beyond any guidelines to make sure that there wouldn’t be any appearance of any conflict.”

+ Stephanopoulos’ role in the 2016 election coverage is much less certain now(Huffington Post) and Erik Wemple: Donations are a clear conflict of interest for an anchor such as Stephanopoulos (Washington Post)