Skip to comments.Hsu's indictment has Clinton battling perceptions
Posted on 12/05/2007 7:35:15 AM PST by vietvet67
As the race for the White House moved into its final weeks in 1996, Republicans were accusing the campaign of Bill Clinton and Al Gore of unethical fundraising tactics, including Gore's attendance at a fundraiser at a tax-exempt Buddhist temple in California.
Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House, the indictment yesterday of a former chief fundraiser, Norman Hsu, may see her confront potentially harmful fundraising questions of her own.
"Will this help? Of course not," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Polling Institute at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Conn. "You accumulate enough hurts and you have a problem."
In September, Clinton returned $850,000 to Hsu after it was revealed he was a fugitive from a prison sentence following a ponzi scheme conviction.
In October, she returned more campaign cash after it was revealed her campaign took in some 150 donations of between $500 and $2,000 each from Chinatown dishwashers and street vendors - many could not be located or denied making donations.
Hsu was indicted yesterday on 15 counts of defrauding investors of at least $20 million, and of violating campaign finance laws by donating to candidates in other people's names.
Clinton spokesman Blake Zeff refused to comment. Prosecutors said there is no indication the Clinton campaign knew Hsu may have been operating illegally.
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What a pathetic MSM whitewash. The problem is that thanks to articles like this one perceptions do not catch up to REALITY. The Clintonistas are corrupt scum, but sympathetic MSM hacks try to pretend it’s all a matter of “perceptions” caused by the VRWC.
...except for all obvious signs and easily obtainable evidence that he was a bit weird and a scam artist.
well it quacks like a duck
Gimme a break!
Yes, and I have some great swamp land to sell you too!
Geez, the MSM is really counting on the public to be complete idiots and fools for this woman...hopefully, we can prove they’re the idiots for backing the scumCLintons!
Ahhh, but they should have known.
Where was the SS when Hsu was cuddling up to Hillary at fundraisers?
Which do you trust?
That stench emanating from my rotting campaign funds?
I just LOVE Shrillary hammering Obama for crooked fund-raising!It’s like SATAN lecturing on the evils of sin!!
I believe the old media, the media never lies for a reason. china is not pumping money into America’s elections via hillary, and the muslims and the illegals are our friends. yes, I believe the old media. They have no reason to lie.
After all,isn’t she touted as”The Smartest Woman In The World”?If this is so,how could she not have known what Norman Hsu and “The Paws”were doing??
If she doesn’t know, then perhaps Hillary is unqualified because of her inability to notice all of the felonies being committed in her name by people in her most immediate circle.
Ever since the Clinton’s hit the national scene, Presidential Politics have ben ‘lawyer-ed up’.
Hillary removes another Cancer growth.
“Prosecutors said there is no indication the Clinton campaign knew Hsu may have been operating illegally.”
Said one investigator, “we checked with the head donations guy. He was wearing a blindfold, but he said he hadn’t seen anything improper. Case closed!”
“In September, Clinton returned $850,000 to Hsu “
Did she give it back or just say she was going to give it back? I’m under he impression that she only returned some of the money.
They didn’t ask.
The MSM will keep it quiet for her.
Now there's gonna be trouble with a capital T. Maybe he will "expire" in his jail cell the night before testimony like McDoogal did????
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