It was a pretty simple transaction, really. A donor with a shady past wanted to help the Clinton campaign with hefty financial donations. Pull a few strings, ignore a few laws, and before you could say â€œMcCain-Feingoldâ€ the campaign got its money. Only this time, it wasnâ€™t Bill who was the recipient of such foreign largesse; it was Hillary.
In case youâ€™ve been living under a rock or, in the case of the DailyKosmonauts, in your momâ€™s basement, Hillary Clintonâ€™s campaign was rocked by scandal thanks in part of one Norman Hsu. According to the Los Angeles Times, Hsu is responsible for channeling more than $1.2 million dollars to Hillaryâ€™s campaign and to Democrats in general.
This wouldnâ€™t normally be a subject for a column, except for the fact that Hsu is also considered to be a fugitive of the law. Seems he plead no contest to grand theft in the 1990s for investment fraud. Then, he claimed it was all a misunderstanding (yeah, like pleading no contest is really all that confusingâ€¦) and failed to appear in court for the charge. Then, he disappeared until the past three years where heâ€™s been a wildcat at drumming up donations for Democrats. And itâ€™s not like he was an anonymous face in the crowd, either. Heâ€™s been seen.