Carol Platt Liebau: Democrats Hit By Hsu-nami... Hillary Donor Case Goes to Court!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Democrats Hit By Hsu-nami... Hillary Donor Case Goes to Court!

It all started this week with Ma and Pa Paw's little green shack...

And, it's turned into a democratic donations fraud Hsu-nami.
Earlier today democratic mega-donor and fugitive Norman Hsu turned himself in to the authorites.
Hsu is no longer on the lam- free to float $1,368,055 to his favorite democrats.
Here is a memorable line from the LA Times report on Hsu:

In 1990, Hsu was kidnapped by Chinese gang members in San Francisco and rescued when police in suburban Foster City stopped their car for running a red light.
Hillary’s boy Hsu is kidnapped by gangstas!
Sounds like a good movie… Give Hillary the part of gangsta #1 driving the getaway car.

The New York Times has this on the mysterious Hsu:

People who met him said they knew only that he ran an apparel business. Efforts to learn more about his trade hit dead-ends yesterday. Visits to companies at addresses listed by Mr. Hsu on campaign finance records provided little information. There were no offices in buildings in New York’s garment district whose addresses were given for businesses with names like Components Ltd., Cool Planets, Next Components, Coopgors Ltd., NBT and Because Men’s clothing — all listed by Mr. Hsu in federal filings at different times.

At a new loft-style residential condominium in SoHo that was also listed as an address for one of his companies, an employee there said that he had never seen or heard of Mr. Hsu. Another company was listed at a condo that Mr. Hsu had sublet in an elegant residential tower in Midtown Manhattan just off Fifth Avenue, but an employee there said Mr. Hsu moved out two years ago, after having lived there for five years. The employee, who was granted anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about residents, said he recalled that Mr. Hsu had received a lot of mail from the Democratic Party.
Sounds like a great movie!

Macranger has more on the curious Mr. Hsu.
Kurt Hoglund built a Google Notebook of "All Things Hsu".
Don Surber reports- Hillary Hears a Hsu
Clarice Feldman- Left Hand Meet Right Hand
Captain's Quarters questions Hillary.

But, it's not just Norman Hsu-
Hillary's donor case goes back to court next week!
Hat Tip Juandos
The Hillary Project is reporting:

On Sept. 7, 2007, the California Appellate Court will hear arguments regarding bringing Senator Hillary Clinton back into court as a defendant in the Paul vs. Clinton case.

An appeal was filed by Clinton donor Peter Paul's attorneys in March, 2007 seeking reversal of an order granting Senator Clinton first amendment protection for her illegal campaign solicitations under California's anti-SLAPP law that stems from her 2000 U.S. Senate campaign. Her Finance Chief David Rosen, was indicted and tried for causing false FEC reports to be filed by Senator Clinton's campaign.

U.S. Justice Foundation, submitted to the California Court of Appeal a five minute videotape (which can be viewed at http://www.hillcap.org/), of a July 2000 phone call it claims shows Sen. Clinton – despite denials throughout six years of investigation – taking an active role with Paul in the production of the largest fundraiser of her 2000 Senate campaign.

Paul contends Sen. Clinton's participation directly and through her designated White House staff assistant Kelly Craighead in directing expenditures, soliciting contributions of performer's services, and planning the event would make his more than $1.2 million in contributions a direct donation to her Senate campaign as a matter of law rather than being attributable by Senator Clinton to a joint fundraising committee, violating federal statutes that limit "hard money" contributions to a candidate to $2,000 per person. Knowingly accepting or soliciting $25,000 or more in a calendar year is a felony carrying a prison sentence of up to five years.

The videotape was held since May 2001 by the New York Eastern District U.S. Attorney and released only on April 12 of this year after 2 years of requests made by Paul's attorneys.

"The evidence is of that rare type that captures the very commission of a crime, namely, that of knowingly soliciting, coordinating and accepting federal campaign contributions far in excess of the legal limit of $2,000," according to a case brief filed back in July.
Don't look for much media coverage on that case!

Michelle Malkin reports that the Justice Department is looking into Norman Hsu's possible straw campaign donations as a result of the Wall Street Journal report.

This is cross posted at Gateway Pundit.
This will be it for me--
It was a pleasure to fill in for Carol while she was away.

3 Comments:

Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

This piece is full of innuendo but short on substance. Nobody seems to be denying that Mr. Hsu engaged in criminal activities. This article attempts to link Ms. Clinton to Mr. Hsu, but it fails to actually establish any such link other than the fact that Mr. Hsu was donating money to Ms. Clinton's campaign.

Here are few examples of deceptive innuendo:

"democratic donations fraud"

No, the fraud was perpetrated by Mr. Hsu, not the Democratic Party.

There's also an attempt to mix the evidence provided by the New York Times with personal innuendo by the author -- who sneaks his own comment "Sounds like a great movie!" into the quote from the NYT without mentioning the difference.

Here's another good example of Swift-Boat style deception:

"Her Finance Chief David Rosen, was indicted and tried for causing false FEC reports to be filed by Senator Clinton's campaign."

This comment fails to mention the resolution of the trial, which was a conciliation agreement between the FEC and Mr. Rosen. The interpretation of this agreement is subject to dispute, but what is indisputable is that no action was taken against Ms. Clinton.

If Ms. Clinton has violated the law, there should be an investigation, indictment, and trial. So far, no such action has taken place. All we have here is a bunch of misleading piffle.

8:35 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

CN: HC knows about innuendo. But substance well, let's see, Mr Foster died and Whitewater flowed on, and travel arrangements were made. Questions never answered.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

"Swift-Boat style deception"

Where is the deception in the actions of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth?

Fact, please, not inuendo.

7:02 AM  

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