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Stephanopoulos Apologizes On-air, Again: Should’ve Avoided ‘Even Appearance of Conflict’

stephThis Week host George Stephanopoulos apologized on-air Sunday morning for failing to disclose contributions to the Clinton Foundation ahead of segments about the Foundation’s finances. The apology was virtually word for word the one he delivered Friday.

“Those donations were a matter of public record, but I should have made additional disclosures on air when discussing the Foundation,” Stephanopoulos said. “I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict.”

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Stephanopoulos made three contributions to the Foundation over the past several years, totaling $75,000, which he did not disclose before a segment in which he challenged Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer over allegations that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traded favorable treatment to foreign donors in exchange for multimillion dollar contributions.

The contributions were revealed this week by the Washington Free Beacon, after which Stephanopoulos admitted his mistakes and quickly recused himself from moderating 2016 debates. Stephanopoulos has resolved to continue to cover the 2016 race.

Watch the clip below, via ABC News:

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