Skip to comments.A Rueful Return To Chinagate?
Posted on 08/29/2007 7:12:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
National Security: It's not a Buddhist temple, but the shady fundraising methods look the same. Like Al Gore, who took laundered cash, Sen. Hillary Clinton's got some explaining to do.
The presidential hopeful pocketed $55,000 from a family of Chinese immigrants living in a modest house near the San Francisco airport. The Paw family, headed by a mail carrier, is one of the biggest sources of donations to her campaign.
Turns out the gifts were bundled together by Paw family friend Norman Hsu, a Chinese businessman who at one time owned its 1,280-square-foot house. Hsu (pronounced "shoo") now lives in New York, where he ranks as one of Hillary's top rainmakers, quietly raising well over $1 million for her campaign.
Though his donations closely track the Paw's, Hsu denies reimbursing them for their contributions. It's a federal crime to reimburse donors for campaign gifts. (It's also a crime to knowingly accept gifts made by donors in the name of others.)
Hillary's campaign spokesman insists the senator has "absolutely no reason to call his contributions into question."
California authorities may beg to differ. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hsu is a fugitive who last decade was convicted of grand theft and sentenced to three years in prison.
This story has an eerily familiar ring to it.
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“She’s a crook.” This concept is too simple-minded for Democrats, who only think in paragraphs (Schroeder hypothesis), to understand. Therefore, the Democrat MSM will ignore it and it won’t hurt her standing with Democrat voters.
I just checked to see which major online news sites had any coverage of this.
foxnews.com — headline-level coverage
abcnews.com — headline-level coverage (one of the rotating banners)
cnn.com — zip
cbsnews.com — zilch
msnbc.com — nada
No big surprise, I guess.
I sure hope this gets legs like Monicagate did for Bubba. The majors ignored that at first, also.
You know that if it were a conservative (or pseudo-conservative) candidate it’d get top billing everywhere...
“Heading the probe in the Senate was one Fred Thompson. He was vilified by the Clintonites and their apologists in the media for conducting a witch hunt. Of course, he was right about the Chinese contributions all along.
Thompson, who plans to enter the race for the White House, has a special appreciation for what the Clintons pulled last decade. How appropriate if he ends up debating Hillary next year. He’d have lots of fodder.
Meantime, the FEC must launch an investigation of the Hsu donations. American voters have the right to know now not after the election is over if the Clintons aren’t simply laundering Chinese bagmen who will launder millions more to elect a new President Clinton who, in turn, will hold another fire sale for the Chi-Coms.”
Yes we have a right to know. Who in their right mind wants another 4 years of the Clintons?
Trying to hide it perhaps.
The FEC is too slow to ever stop; abuses that could chance elections. Apparently they just fined a Soros group the biggest fine ever for 100 m in 2004, but they did not intervene and stop it when it was happening.
Seems like old times ... again .................. FRegards
In a just and honest society, this is way beyond an FEC matter. This is Federal Grand Jury and special prosecutor all the way.
...the Enemy is now Within
...and always has been.
It's deja vu all over again. It makes me sick to imagine we might be in for another 8 years of their shenanigans and crookedness.
The sleaze never stops with the Clintons - must be in their DNA.