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Gov't watchdog says Clinton not returning all tainted campaign cash
OneNewsNow ^ | 9/3/07 | Jim Brown

Posted on 09/03/2007 9:09:23 AM PDT by wagglebee

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) has found herself in yet another fundraising scandal. This time she's under fire for receiving thousands of dollars from a Democratic donor who, after being a fugitive from justice for 15 years, turned himself on Friday.
 
The head of a Washington-based group that fights government corruption says political fundraising scandals involving Senator Clinton are "continuing at breakneck speed." For her 2000 Senate campaign, Senator Clinton's fundraising operation was fined $35,000 for underreporting and misreporting contributions. Now in the midst of her White House bid, Clinton is in hot water over her ties to Norman Hsu, a Democratic fundraiser who was under an outstanding arrest warrant in California for grand theft.

Clinton says she will give to charity the $23,000 in contributions she received from Hsu, but her campaign does not plan to return any money Hsu raised from other donors.

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, says Hsu likely illegally bundled and funneled contributions through others to the Clinton presidential campaign -- so the junior senator from the Empire State, he says, has a lot to answer for.

"Any diligent person would have found that [Hsu] had a problem in his background," he asserts, "and yet it seems to me the Clinton campaign was willing to overlook his problems and take his money. And these new folks -- who are likely straw donors for ... Mr. Hsu -- should have known that the money was suspicious or suspiciously laundered to them, and yet they didn't really do anything about it," says the Judicial Watch president.

Hsu has also given substantial contributions to Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, and Dianne Feinstein, as well as to Al Franken, a Senate candidate in Minnesota.

Fitton suggests why the Clinton campaign was willing to overlook Hsu's criminal background. "Their attitude is [that] they're above the law," he states, "and unless they're caught red-handed they're not going to really fix the problem. So the arrogance in assuming that Hsu, a criminal fugitive [at the time], had appropriately given them other money, I think, shows [the Clintons'] contempt for the law."

Fitton says he doubts the latest fundraising scandal will harm Mrs. Clinton politically, arguing it is nearly impossible to add to the number of people who dislike the former first lady.



TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: arkansasmafia; clintonscandals; donors; hillaryclinton; hsu; normanhsu; tainted
Fitton suggests why the Clinton campaign was willing to overlook Hsu's criminal background. "Their attitude is [that] they're above the law," he states, "and unless they're caught red-handed they're not going to really fix the problem. So the arrogance in assuming that Hsu, a criminal fugitive [at the time], had appropriately given them other money, I think, shows [the Clintons'] contempt for the law."

Unfortunately, history has shown than they HAVE made themselves "above the law" and they have done this by sacrificing nearly everyone who ever gets close to them.

1 posted on 09/03/2007 9:09:26 AM PDT by wagglebee
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To: doug from upland

Ping


2 posted on 09/03/2007 9:09:49 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
When I called the campaign office with my list of questions for Hillary regarding Hsu's money, the sntoewalling press agent stating they "were working on it" and "would get back to you". I said once the money is found to be tainted, someone will be sacraficed. I mentioned the possibility that it could be the very staffer I was talking to. Silence. Then another "we'll get back to you" Click.

See my questions here..

3 posted on 09/03/2007 9:14:56 AM PDT by cardinal4 (http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/)
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To: wagglebee

And if those in the know are not willing to stand up and fight them on this and keep it out in the public they will get away with it again. I wonder how much courage is out there for someone to pursuit this? None I bet. If it were a pubbie in her position the dem/libs would be relentless. Not the pubbies...it’ll slide. Same ole story.


4 posted on 09/03/2007 9:15:14 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for our country from where he sits than anyone will ever know.)
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To: wagglebee

“Their attitude is [that] they’re above the law,” he states, “and unless they’re caught red-handed they’re not going to really fix the problem. So the arrogance in assuming that Hsu, a criminal fugitive [at the time], had appropriately given them other money, I think, shows [the Clintons’] contempt for the law.”
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The short form of that is THEY ARE CRIMINALS — which is an understatement. As noted, they will do ANYTHING TO ANYONE AT ANY TIME for the sake of their parasitic empowerment on the backs of America. And there are mindless fools to help them do CONTINUE doing just that....


5 posted on 09/03/2007 9:16:20 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: wagglebee

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118839894990612189.html

Election-law experts said the pattern raises red flags that justify a probe into whether the wealthy Mr. Hsu was improperly reimbursing the others for their donations. Mr. Hsu denied any reimbursement or any wrongdoing.

Beyond his $23,000 in personal contributions to Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Hsu had raised well over $1 million for the New York senator’s presidential campaign, making him one of her top 20 “bundlers.” His reach extended well beyond the presidential race, as he has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for House and Senate Democrats and governors across the country.


6 posted on 09/03/2007 9:18:23 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee
“Tainted”

Everything about the Clintons is tainted.

7 posted on 09/03/2007 9:19:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: khnyny
Beyond his $23,000 in personal contributions to Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Hsu had raised well over $1 million for the New York senator’s presidential campaign, making him one of her top 20 “bundlers.” His reach extended well beyond the presidential race, as he has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for House and Senate Democrats and governors across the country.

But all the media is focusing on is Larry Craig. It will be up to us to keep the pressure on..

8 posted on 09/03/2007 9:22:48 AM PDT by cardinal4 (http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/)
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To: wagglebee

Bill Clinton himself said that he was “shocked” to learn that Hsu is a criminal.

That’s good enough for me. Hillary must be completely innocent in this.


9 posted on 09/03/2007 9:24:01 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: wagglebee; potlatch; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; devolve; gonzo; Grampa Dave

10 posted on 09/03/2007 9:25:00 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: wagglebee
...Clinton not returning all tainted campaign cash...

I guess it may be "news" to some but those of us who have seen the Clinton machine operate certainly aren't surprised.

11 posted on 09/03/2007 9:25:37 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: wagglebee

What was slick willies response about the hsu matter, a “straw” could have knocked him over???? When this is done, the straw donors may in fact knock them both over if some media organization(s) with courage see the entire story to its conclusion....


12 posted on 09/03/2007 9:25:56 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Maceman

BJ should be shocked when he discovers that a Clintonista IS NOT a criminal.


13 posted on 09/03/2007 9:26:18 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Hillary

14 posted on 09/03/2007 9:27:07 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: wagglebee
Meanwhile the from the disgusting MSM...


15 posted on 09/03/2007 9:28:08 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Today's stolen graphics courtesy of: http://arewelumberjacks.blogspot.com/)
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To: wagglebee
This time she's under fire for receiving thousands of dollars from a Democratic donor who, after being a fugitive from justice for 15 years, turned himself on Friday.

How? Did he watch a secret video of Bill and Monica? Did he adopt a "wide-stance" at an airport bathroom? Inquiring minds want to know.

16 posted on 09/03/2007 9:29:04 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: cardinal4

It looks like Hill needs to return around $1M, not $23,0000, lol. That’s the real story, the rest is just bs.


17 posted on 09/03/2007 9:29:44 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

Why is this in “bloggers/personal”? This should be front page news.


18 posted on 09/03/2007 9:31:26 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

Any diligent person would have found that [Hsu] had a problem in his background,” he asserts, “and yet it seems to me the Clinton campaign was willing to overlook his problems and take his money. And these new folks — who are likely straw donors for ... Mr. Hsu — should have known that the money was suspicious or suspiciously laundered to them, and yet they didn’t really do anything about it,” says the Judicial Watch president.


19 posted on 09/03/2007 9:32:24 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: AmericanMade1776

No, that’s Carville. LOL.


20 posted on 09/03/2007 9:32:28 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A CORRUPT POLITICIAN AS MS H. ROTEM-CLINTOOON?


21 posted on 09/03/2007 9:33:56 AM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END WELFARE.)
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To: khnyny; Admin Moderator

I originally posted it to extended news, it was moved to bloggers. I presume it is because there are already multiple stories about Clinton and Hsu.


22 posted on 09/03/2007 9:33:56 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Clinton says she will give to charity the $23,000 in contributions she received from Hsu

What she "says" she will do and what she actually does are often two different things. My bet is that she will NOT give this money to charity.

23 posted on 09/03/2007 9:38:14 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: AmericanMade1776

That’s James Carville. Everybody knows that.


24 posted on 09/03/2007 9:40:12 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: wagglebee
TOM FITTON, STOP EVOKING PETER PAUL'S NAME TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION, AND FINALLY ACCOUNT FOR THE MILLIONS RAISED FOR HIS CASE. THANKS.
25 posted on 09/03/2007 9:52:36 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: wagglebee

Wait until you see the 2-page fax being sent to Hillary’s office and reporters. Her head is going to explode.


26 posted on 09/03/2007 10:45:39 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
JW must be planning another 'fundraiser'.

L

27 posted on 09/03/2007 10:49:34 AM PDT by Lurker ( Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing smallpox and ebola.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He probably figures he’s safer in jail than on the street where a fatal accident could occur more easily. If I were he, I’d be begging for solitary!


28 posted on 09/03/2007 10:52:07 AM PDT by oneolcop (Take off the gloves!)
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To: doug from upland

Ran across this today at Cybercast News (CNSNews):

excerpt:

Also, Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign was involved in an illegal in-kind contribution from Hollywood mogul Peter Paul. That incident resulted in a $35,000 fine by the Federal Elections Committee and the indictment and later acquittal of her finance director, David Rosen.

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200709/POL20070903a.html

“There is a group of people who believe Hillary Clinton is corrupt and won’t vote for her,” Fitton said. “Then there is a group who thinks she’s a political hero and can do no wrong. A situation like this will give pause to those in the middle, which can make or break a presidential campaign.”

Make media inquiries or request an interview with Fred Lucas.

Subscribe to the free CNSNews.com daily E-brief.

E-mail a comment or news tip to Fred Lucas.

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Original article on Peter Paul’s case in CNS

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPrint.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200706/POL20070629a.html

excerpt:

“When it comes to the Clintons, they are generally immune to public condemnation regarding ethical lapses and violations of the law,” Rose told Cybercast News Service. “If this case continues into the general election, we’ll see how it affects swing voters and independents, but it is not going to derail her bid for the nomination. I still remember Bill Clinton’s polls, and two-thirds of voters said they didn’t trust him but voted for him irrespective of his morality or ethics.”

Even critics of Clinton don’t think the case will harm her politically.

“She’s going to hold the highest office in the country. She’s got the money, the organization and the FBI files,” James Nesfield, president of the Equal Justice Foundation of America (EJFA), said in an interview.

Nesfield, who helped the New York State Attorney General’s office target corporate corruption, is not a disinterested party, having bought the troubled Stan Lee Media firm.

He said the EJFA’s broad and longer-term aim is to inform government and corporate whistleblowers of their rights and encourage them to come forward, but its key focus for the immediate future will be educating the public about the Paul case.

If Clinton won’t face justice, the public should at least know of her misdeeds, Nesfield said.

“I’m not anti-Hillary,” he added. “I’m just anti-not following the law.”

wth???

Time to remind CNSNews about Friday unless you already have done that, in which case...ignore me. LOL.


29 posted on 09/03/2007 12:40:31 PM PDT by tiger640
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To: tiger640

I presume CNS knows, but I will put a new post up about that hearing and my speech later that night.


30 posted on 09/03/2007 12:56:51 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Gateway Pundit has a new post up on this too:

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/09/hsu-nami-news-norman-hsu-linked-to.html#comments

It getting interesting.


31 posted on 09/03/2007 1:00:26 PM PDT by tiger640
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To: wagglebee
Clinton herself is tainted. Who do we return her to?
32 posted on 09/03/2007 1:01:25 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: tiger640

DANEgerus said...
Hillary is outsourcing her fund sourcing... to Indians.

Questions About The Clintons’ Indian Money Man

Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens.

What did Chatwell buy for his money?

...the FDIC abruptly settled the case, agreeing on Dec. 18, 2000, to let Chatwal pay $125,000 for the loans that it had said caused at least $12 million in losses.

Chatwal is a Trustee of the William J. Clinton Foundation, a Charitable foundation organized by President Clinton focusing on global issues of health security, economic empowerment (HIV/AIDS Initiative; Clinton Global Initiative, Urban Enterprise Initiative, Healthier Generation, etc.) …

Chatwal has devoted resources to political causes, working very closely with the Democratic Party, in particular with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator John Kerry, Senator Charles Schumer, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joseph Crowley.
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He is now on “Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee”.


33 posted on 09/03/2007 1:10:58 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: PhilDragoo

Wow!

That’s GREAT, Phil!


34 posted on 09/03/2007 8:13:57 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: wagglebee

GOOD post, wagglebee!

Thank you!


35 posted on 09/03/2007 8:15:52 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: wagglebee

HSU, YOUR SUGAR DADDY NOW, HILL?

Hill's memories of HSU will be fading quickly to "I Don't Recall!"

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36 posted on 09/04/2007 6:59:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Donate to Vets For Freedom: http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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