Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Hsu Drops on Mrs. Clinton

Any other presidential candidate with such shady fundraisers would be history by now, but slowly Mrs. Clinton is being justifiably subjected to scrutiny over mystery bagman Norman Hsu.

It's obvious Mrs. Clinton and her people lied about this scandal from the beginning and are desperately trying to cover their tracks. What did they know, when did they know it, and when are the other cowardly Democrats going to use it against her?

Perhaps all of them are also entanled in this mess and they'd rather dummy up?

Team Clinton can't explain ignoring warnings on Hsu
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign couldn't explain yesterday why it blew off warnings about felon-turned-fund-raiser Norman Hsu - and the Daily News learned FBI agents are collecting e-mail evidence in the widening scandal.

Clinton was forced Monday to give back a whopping $850,000 raised by convicted scam artist Hsu after learning his investment ventures were being probed by the FBI as a potential Ponzi scheme.

She earlier gave to charity $23,000 Hsu donated himself after reports revealed he fled sentencing for a $1 million scam in California in 1992.

Yesterday, the campaign insisted it did all it should to vet Hsu after California businessman Jack Cassidy warned in June that Hsu's investment operation was fishy. Cassidy e-mailed his tips to the California Democratic Party, which forwarded them to the Clinton campaign.

Cassidy did not want to talk about the case, saying he doesn't want to jeopardize the FBI's efforts. But he wants Hsu prosecuted. He told The News that Hsu was a reverse Robin Hood - "a hood robbin' the poor to give to the rich."

His warning "prompted a search of publicly available information, which did not reveal Mr. Hsu's decade-plus-old warrant," said Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson. He would not say why the campaign didn't follow up on specifics Cassidy included to explain his suspicions.

"They knew [about Hsu], and they knew back in June," a source told The News.
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