Life Imitates Art: Hillary Clinton Visits Set of ABC's 'Scandal'

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February 23, 2016

While campaigning in Los Angeles Monday evening, Democratic presidential candidate and scandal-ridden Hillary Clinton stopped by the set of ABC's Scandal.

People Magazine reported that Clinton mingled with stars and Clinton supporters Kerry Washington, Scott Foley and Tony Goldwyn. Goldwyn plays the fictional Republican president Fitzgerald Grant.

"A good friend came by set today. Proud to say... #imwithher," Washington wrote on her Instagram account.

A good friend came by set today. Proud to say... #imwithher

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People reported that Clinton was not there to film a scene but was just there to say "hello" to the cast.

Scandal is a fictitious political drama series that takes place in Washington, D.C. The main character, Olivia Pope, played by Washington, is a political fixer. With life imitating art the plot line of Scandal's most recent season is First Lady Mellie Grant preparing her own presidential run.

This is not Clinton's first visit to a television set. Earlier this year she is stopped by the set of Broad City, where the former Secretary of State will have a cameo appearance.

"I’m with her because I want to maintain my freedoms," said Shonda Rhimes told the Guardian. "I’m with her because I want my daughters to grow up safe."

Rhimes joined Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Rodriguez, Amy Poehler, and Lena Dunham in a video campaign to show their support for Clinton.

Clinton and the Clinton Foundation are currently under FBI investigation for work that violated public corruption laws. Clinton has come under intense scrutiny for her use of a personal email account and server while serving as Secretary of State.

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