Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Biggest Election Scandal in History?

Other than the original investigative newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, the main stream media is not yet involved or particularly reporting the unfolding scandal in the illegal fundraising for Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Here's a short synopsis from the
LA Times:

NEW YORK -- Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.

And again not too far away, at 88 E. Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement clothes.

All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from Chinatown.

Many of Clinton's Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give.

As with other campaigns looking for dollars in unpromising places, the Clinton operation also has accepted what it later conceded were improper donations. At least one reported donor denies making a contribution. Another admitted to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving campaign money.

Clinton aides said they were concerned about some of the Chinatown contributions.
Particularly worrisome is the fact that many of the supposed contributors claim they never made donations. Others cannot be located and might not exist. . And still others are ineligible to even donate to US elections. None seem to have the financial ability to make the donations that appear in their names.

Clearly there is some unseen hand attempted to control the outcome of the US Election.

I have been and continue to be an early supported of Hillary Clinton. There is no reason today to believe she is involved or even aware of the nature of the potentially illegal contributions.

But Hillary need to get out in front of this scandal. She needs to carefully reject potentially tainted contributions and she needs to lead the investigation into the donations.

So far she hasn't done this and I am very concerned. If the press starts to dig, and I believe they will, this could be huge. In fact it could easily morph into the biggest election scandal in history.

Watch this story.


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Morganne Darkstone said...

Oh, dear...not aware? I hope you're not deluding yourself, but in light of Ms. Clinton's past insanities, I would be deeply surprised if she weren't involved. She's utterly self-absorbed and there's not much that would convince me that there are any depths to which she would not stoop to get what she wants, which is power. Time will tell. Maybe we will even live to see history's final decisions regarding her morality...or lack thereof.