Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced that it will give all money donated by Norman Hsu, a major contributor, to charity after it was revealed that Hsu was a fugitive from the law. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hsu, a Hong Kong businessman, is listed as one of the top 20 Democratic fund raisers in the country and is one of Clinton's "HillRaisers" — people who fork over at least $100,000 to Clinton's campaign.
Hsu's name surfaced after a records search revealed that some of the people he asked to contribute to Democratic causes don't appear to be able to afford the donations; Like the Paw family of San Francisco family: Seven adults who live in a small home under the airport flight path, who have average jobs, yet managed $213,000 in donations. Winkle Paw, 35, is employed by one of Hsu's New York companies.
'Hill' is no stranger to funny money.
Another Hillary contributor was Abdul Rehman Jinnah, a Pakistani immigrant wanted by federal authorities on charges he channeled $30,000 in illegal contributions to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign fund. The FBI is looking for Los Angeles businessman Jinnah, who vanished soon after his grand-jury indictment for violating federal election laws last May. Clinton's campaign said Jinnah's allegedly illegal contributions would be donated to charity.
Then there's Johnny Chung. In February, 1995, Chung handed a $50,000 check to Maggie Williams, Hillary Clinton's chief of staff. Chung later noted that the money came directly from the hands of Gen. Ji, then head of the PLA military intelligence department. Ji handed the money to Chung with the words,"We like your president (Clinton). We want him re-elected."
And convicted "Chinagate" figure Moctar Riady, whose family is a direct link to the Chinese army. According to a U.S. Senate report, Moctar and his billion dollar company the Lippo Group, had direct tied to Chinese military intelligence. The relationship between the Clintons and the Riadys goes all the way back to Arkansas when Moctar bought out the Little Rock Worthen Bank. James Riady pled guilty to passing illegal money through Hillary and Bill in the form of illegal donations. Moctar's personal gardener once handed Bill Clinton a $450,000 check with the words "James Riady sent me."
Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign committee likely violated the law when it underreported $1 million-plus in campaign contributions from Hollywood mogul Peter Paul, according to a four-year investigation by the Federal Election Commission.
A videotape shows Hillary Clinton speaking in 2000 with Peter Paul, a Hollywood mogul, and comic book icon Stan Lee about a massive fundraising event for her 2000 Senate race. Paul spent about $2 million of his own money to produce the event. The legal contribution limit to a candidate then was $2,000.
Don't bother asking 'Hill' about any of this; the smartest woman on earth won't remember any of it.
(Political Cartoonist: Scott Stantis,The Birmingham News)