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Democratic Fundraiser Wrote Suicide Letter
CBS ^ | Sept. 13, 2007 | CBS

Posted on 09/13/2007 4:16:31 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

The saga of the scandal-plagued Democratic fundraiser with ties to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took another strange twist after he mailed a suicide note last week to a legal organization.

A person who saw the letter said Thursday that the note from Hong Kong-born Norman Hsu explicitly stated that he "intended to commit suicide." The person declined to reveal the exact phrasing, but said it was not rambling in nature.

The individual spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

The letter arrived at the New York offices of the Innocence Project as Hsu was in the midst of a bizarre legal odyssey stemming from a 1991 grand theft case. Hsu has been wanted as a fugitive for missing his sentencing in the case. He failed to show up for a bail hearing last week in California and was arrested at a Colorado hospital after being taken off an Amtrak train.

Hsu was a leading money "bundler" for Clinton, earning the title of HillRaiser for his efforts. Her campaign is returning $850,000 in contributions linked to Hsu.

In custody in Colorado, Hsu was expected to say Thursday whether he intends to fight extradition to California, where he faces sentencing in the 1991 case. A state court hearing was scheduled, with Hsu appearing via video from jail, which is standard procedure.

Hsu was booked into jail Wednesday night after being released from a hospital. Officials have declined to say why he was hospitalized but emphasized Thursday he was not under suicide watch in jail.

Innocence Project officials would not provide the specific details of the letter, but spokesman Eric Ferrero said a FedEx package arrived at the group's Manhattan office last Thursday. A receptionist gave the letter to the executive director, Madeline DeLone.

"We were all concerned for his safety. We knew we needed to try to reach him right away. We wanted to make sure he was safe," said Ferrero.

They tried Hsu's cell phone, but there was no answer and the voicemail was full.

Innocence Project officials then tried to reach Hsu's attorney and faxed a copy of the letter to the California attorney general's office, which is handling the case.

"We sent the letter to law enforcement in California in the event they could help him in time and also because they were handling an active case there involving him," said Ferrero.

The letter was one page, typewritten and signed by Hsu. It was sent overnight delivery.

Details of the letter were first reported Thursday by The Wall Street Journal.

Hsu has been a benefactor of the Innocence Project, a legal group that helps prove prisoners' innocence through DNA testing.

"Norman Hsu has been a strong, committed supporter of ours for years. I believe he saw a report about our work and thought it was good work and worthy of supporting," Ferrero said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton2008; clintonlegacy; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; fundraiser; hillary; hillarygoonsquad; hitman; howtostealanelection; hsu; hsuicide; innocenceproject; intimidation; stalinisttactics; suicide; vincefoster; watergate2; watergateii
Suicide was mentioned a possiblity re: suicide (#'s 41, 46,47) watch the other day in comments. We were on target with the possibility.

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1 posted on 09/13/2007 4:16:31 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Foster had a note, too....didn't he. I think they are saying it's "kinda" a suicide note...just like Foster's.

Guess we got him before he got to Marcy Park!!

2 posted on 09/13/2007 4:18:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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Fast Fact

A person who saw the letter said Thursday that the note from Hong Kong-born Norman Hsu explicitly stated that he “intended to commit suicide.”


Howard Wolfson, Clinton spokesman
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/13/politics/main3258407.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_3258407


3 posted on 09/13/2007 4:18:35 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Death and the threat of extinction continue to follow in their wake.


4 posted on 09/13/2007 4:18:57 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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About http://www.innocenceproject.org/


5 posted on 09/13/2007 4:24:21 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

“Letter Gate”???


6 posted on 09/13/2007 4:24:51 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Sacajaweau

Have they checked for Hillary fingerprints?


7 posted on 09/13/2007 4:27:34 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: fight_truth_decay

I wonder if the handwriting will match the Vince Foster note. I will be suprised if he is alive another two weeks.


8 posted on 09/13/2007 4:29:36 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: fight_truth_decay

I see Janet Reno is on the board of the Innocence Project. She’s well aquainted with chinese funny money.


9 posted on 09/13/2007 4:31:07 PM PDT by Queen of Excelsior
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To: fight_truth_decay

He was prepared to shoot himself six times in the back with a shotgun.


10 posted on 09/13/2007 4:34:49 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: MD_Willington_1976

Coincidence?

- Hsu caught funneling illegal donations to another Clinton.

- Hsu tries to skip bail.

- Hsu found suffering from an apparent ingestion of some sort of chemical substance.

- Law firm googles “Hsu suicide” before incident is even discovered or announced.

- Magically … suicide note attempts to implicate Clinton’s closest rival in the scandal.

- And now, prosecutor wants to allow BAIL for suspect who is charged with SKIPPING BAIL?

Hsu’s suicide note: The Messiah betrayed me
http://hotair.com/archives/2007/09/13/hsus-suicide-note-the-messiah-betrayed-me/
Poster over on HotAir.com

“Hsu’s undoing began two weeks ago with articles raising questions about his fundraising activities in the Wall Street Journal and about a criminal case in his past in The Times. In his letter, said a person familiar with its contents who asked to remain anonymous, Hsu contended that those articles were planted “by a politician who pledged ‘hope and change’ ” — an apparent reference to Sen. Barack Obama, Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.”

“This is a sad and baseless allegation,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. “We had no knowledge of his past criminal behavior, fugitive status or a potential straw-donor scheme until reading it in the newspaper.”


11 posted on 09/13/2007 4:35:21 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Just imagine if Hsu was a major fund raiser for a republican.

This story would lead every day on every liberal news outlet, and NYT's front page article above the line every single day screaming for information to bury conservatives

The bias in the MSM is really embarrassing.

This story is the definition of "crickets"

12 posted on 09/13/2007 4:39:42 PM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sale - Cheap)
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To: fight_truth_decay
WSJ reported he sent copies of this typewritten letter to Several acquaintances and charitable orginazations.

I'm just trying to envision this guy, on the verge of suicide, at a typewriter(?), then making copies (at Kinko's?), getting a s---load of Fedex envelopes, addressing them all, then hopping a plane to Ca., only to get off and hop a train headed east....?

13 posted on 09/13/2007 4:40:24 PM PDT by uvular
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To: fight_truth_decay
Couldn't find anything from Howie the Android Drone at the link, but the first comment sounds straight out of ol' Serpent Head's dismissive playbook:

"Of course the Republicans and the extremist Neo-Cons are going to jump all over this, so what''s new about that?!"

This is old news ...

old news ...

OLD NEWS !!!!


14 posted on 09/13/2007 4:41:07 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: fight_truth_decay
“Democratic Fundraiser Wrote Suicide Letter”

I’ll bet that the name “Vince Foster” was crossed out.......

15 posted on 09/13/2007 4:41:20 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I think the Clintons have all their new hires write suicide notes which are then kept on file “just in case”.


16 posted on 09/13/2007 4:43:20 PM PDT by Argus
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To: fight_truth_decay

Just how is this a SAGA if CBS the Perky One have failed to cover any of it until the suicide note shows up.

Seems like it is an amazing discovery (for CBS)...hardly a saga.


17 posted on 09/13/2007 4:43:55 PM PDT by rod1
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To: fight_truth_decay

“- Law firm googles “Hsu suicide” before incident is even discovered or announced.”

Hi, do you have a source for this?-I missed it-thanks!

Also-foster case followers-wasn’t fosters note found in an already inspected bag or something? Now you don’t see it-now you do? I also remember something about it being typed and torn into pieces-with one piece being missing-the piece where he signed it? Correct me if I’m wrong on any of this please-—thanks!


18 posted on 09/13/2007 5:14:22 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: fight_truth_decay
..Hsu was a leading money "bundler" for Clinton,...

According to reports, Hsu got people who did not politically admire Hillary to donate money to her campaign just to please Hsu. Historically we refer to these types of people as 'shakedown artists'. Not 'bundlers'.

19 posted on 09/13/2007 5:31:18 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: fight_truth_decay
...Hsu explicitly stated that he "intended to commit suicide."

Instead, he wrote a letter and FedExed it.

Histrionic wimp.

20 posted on 09/13/2007 5:44:59 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: icwhatudo

It was his briefcase I think.


21 posted on 09/13/2007 5:45:37 PM PDT by upchuck (The President has an Agenda, and it's not promoting The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Excellent catch. I clicked on your link and saw it was the same AP story from this morning that CBS slapped its name on—which it was—so figured you were just joking, and the “Fast Fact” wording was yours.

Almost missed it even when you pointed us to it.

So Wolfson is the mystery “person” who assures us that Hsu explicity intended to commit suicide. The AP not only omits that info (and CBS does too), they word it and place it so as to give the distinct impression that the statment was made by someone unconnected with Hillary, from some nameless legal organization mentioned in their previous breath. Cute.

Evidently the Fast Fact caption guy at the CBS website didn’t get the memo. Oops.

Wonder how long it stays up?


22 posted on 09/13/2007 5:46:03 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: icwhatudo

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/09/13/hsus-suicide-note-the-messiah-betrayed-me/

Post: Gregor on September 13, 2007 at 5:19 PM down page 3rd from bottom.


23 posted on 09/13/2007 5:49:38 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Yes exactly!!

It is so obvious that SHE is behind this. Get it out now. I have zero doubt that she got a heads up that someone was onto this guy and she leaked the story to get it and him out of the way quick.

Come next spring/summer when even a whisper of this will come up it will be just like Travelgate, Monica, Whitewater, cattle futures, Foster, and on and on and on...Oh that’s old news, it’s been discussed to death, next question?

And the compliant media will move on.


24 posted on 09/13/2007 5:51:37 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Queen of Excelsior

Janet Reno didn’t seem to concerned about innocence at Waco. The ATF were captured on tape pounding the hell out of a cameraman who’d been invited to the raid as they were demanding the tape.

The followup to the Oscar nominated Waco documentary (Rules of Engagement) has the footage (the tv studio was unaware of everything they’d turned over to the filmmakers).


25 posted on 09/13/2007 5:52:14 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

DFU GETS COPY OF SUICIDE NOTE!!! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1895899/posts


26 posted on 09/13/2007 5:52:40 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: terilyn

She’s good at playing the “victim” of a “vast right wing conspiracy” and now has the short term of “swiftboating” to use.


27 posted on 09/13/2007 5:53:38 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Rudder

It would’ve been more convenient to go to Kinko’s and fax it but they’ve already tried that cover story.


28 posted on 09/13/2007 5:55:34 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

A Republican taps his foot in the mens room for whatever purpose, the House investigates. Illegal funds go to Top Presidential Candidates, oh by the way Democrats, nothing is said and no one investigates.

And they wonder why Republicans have a difficult time getting voters involved. They have zero backbone.

Where is the investigation???


29 posted on 09/13/2007 5:58:11 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Then it was that in the course of time Clinton was President and impeached. He traveled to the Far East, and at the end of his trip, his close friend and defense counsel, Charles Ruff, was found untimely dead in his tub. It was the last weeks of November in the gregorian year 2000.

"Natural Causes!" said the DC Metropolitan Police, and the Clinton's paid a condolence call to the widow.

So it was in those days ...

30 posted on 09/13/2007 5:59:49 PM PDT by bvw
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To: justa-hairyape
According to reports, Hsu got people who did not politically admire Hillary to donate money to her campaign just to please Hsu. Historically we refer to these types of people as 'shakedown artists'. Not 'bundlers'.

Can you imagine the media treatment if this had happened with a Republican? I can just hear Andrea Mitchell saying something like this:

"his explaination raises more questions than it answers. For instance, Congressional investigators want to know if any sort of threats or coersive tactics were used to induce these reluctant donors to pony up against their will. In addition, investigators are going to want to look very carefully at the supposed 'suicide note,' to try to answer the troubling question of who, exactly, wrote it."

31 posted on 09/13/2007 6:02:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (I wasn't able to vote against Hitler, but I can vote NO on Hillary!)
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To: weegee

Yep, and if it works don’t fix it.

Her handlers are very good. She might be evil but she’s not stupid.


32 posted on 09/13/2007 6:04:35 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Sacajaweau

This sounds like an old tatic right out of the ol’commie/nazi playbook.Hillary gave him a choice.”Either kill yourself or I’ll have it done for you,and you know if I have to do it,it’ll be painfull.”


33 posted on 09/13/2007 6:14:22 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: icwhatudo

Hsu-icide diary: A curious Google search

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/13/hsu-icide-diary-a-curious-google-search/

In the late afternoon of Sept. 6, several hours before Norman Hsu was apprehended in Colorado, I got a curious visit on my website. Someone had Googled “Norman Hsu suicide.” My site came up in the search results because someone had made reference to Vince Foster’s suicide in the comments of one of my Hsu posts.

According to my public Sitemeter referral log, the visitor who Googled “Norman Hsu suicide” came from this law firm: Sack Harris & Martin, P.C., in McLean, Va.

I thought it was strange, made a mental note of the search, and bookmarked the law firm’s website, but did not blog about it.

In light of the Wall Street Journal’s new article today, though, I think the info is worth mentioning. The WSJ reports:

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/13/hsu-icide-diary-a-curious-google-search/


34 posted on 09/13/2007 6:27:16 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Eroteme
the “Fast Fact” wording was yours

I found it odd so posted.

35 posted on 09/13/2007 6:32:11 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Just think of how high the US suicide rate will go if Hillary becomes President.

It might reach 20 million people per year going by her other left-wing compatriots.


36 posted on 09/13/2007 6:32:47 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: fight_truth_decay
This stinks to high heavens. Has anyone ever heard of anyone FedEx’ing a typed suicide note overnight before? Sounds more like an Arkancide note.
37 posted on 09/13/2007 7:26:29 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: fight_truth_decay
Another good find. This just keeps getting stranger.

From Malkin's blog: In the late afternoon of Sept. 6, several hours before Norman Hsu was apprehended in Colorado, I got a curious visit on my website. Someone had Googled “Norman Hsu suicide.”

38 posted on 09/13/2007 7:37:39 PM PDT by Eroteme
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...
A person who saw the letter said Thursday that the note from Hong Kong-born Norman Hsu explicitly stated that he "intended to commit suicide." The person declined to reveal the exact phrasing, but said it was not rambling in nature.

39 posted on 09/13/2007 8:01:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 12, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Natural Law
Suicide notes are generally written to intimate friends or family. Did a search on the issue; if a note is even left at all.

The ( New School University in New York) Hsu was involved with is headed by Sen Kerrey had several big Clinton donors.

Norman Hsu Political Fundraising via normanhsu.com

40 posted on 09/13/2007 8:16:41 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Popman
EXACTLY! Remember last year when the media could hardly name a Republican without somehow tieing them to Abramoff?

example, “Today Senator (R) from Utah, who is a member of the Republican party that has ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, signed a bill today to help young children....”

41 posted on 09/13/2007 8:43:20 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: fight_truth_decay
- Law firm googles “Hsu suicide” before incident is even discovered or announced.

- Magically … suicide note attempts to implicate Clinton’s closest rival in the scandal.

---------------------------------

And the plot thickens ... and thickens ... and thickens.

42 posted on 09/13/2007 9:23:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: bvw
Morning bump. Ruff's death was a strange one. It happened when Clinton was in the Far East. Was that the trip where Clinton "got stuck" in the elevator?

In any case we have string of strange deaths of Clinton insiders with indirect links to China and Chinese interests. Brown, Foster, Ruff -- at the least.

Maybe with Hsu, we can pull out some of the dragon's teeth, and ground at least some of the webs of illicit Chinese influence in the US.

43 posted on 09/14/2007 5:46:24 AM PDT by bvw
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