As Twitchy reported, it was The Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles who originally got the George Stephanopoulos scoop.

From his report:

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show. The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its controversial relationship with foreign donors.

Stephanopoulos, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, confirmed the donation to POLITICO’s Dylan Byers after the Free Beacon contacted ABC News for comment. The host, who acknowledged making two donations of $25,000 between 2013 and 2014, issued a statement of apology for failing to disclose his contributions.

Stiles’ initial report was damning. But later, he noticed something else:

Gee, that’s … interesting. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Heh. That was probably it.

There’s one more thing, though. See that asterisk by Stephanopoulos’ name? That means something:

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Hold on … didn’t Stephanopoulos admit to donating $25,000 twice between 2013 and 2014? What’s this $50,001+ in 2014 business, then?

Inquiring minds wanna know!

More CYA-ing by Stephanopoulos’ pals at the Clinton Foundation? Let’s just say we wouldn’t be surprised.

We’ll leave you with Stiles’ take:

The Clinton Foundation website lists Stephanopoulos as a donor in the $50,001 to $100,000 category. Could be an oversight, and a relatively minor one compared to other Clinton Foundation oopsies. But why the discrepancy?

Honest disclosures aren’t really the Clinton Foundation’s thing, you know?

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Update:

Well, well, well … Whaddaya know?

‘OOPsie!’ Turns out George Stephanopoulos DID give more than $50k to Clinton Foundation

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