Hsu's Lawyer Responds to WSJ's Smear Attempt on Hillary and Her Contributors
The Wall St. Journal has me seriously rethinking my subscription. Check out this article by Brody Mullins and its baseless attempt to smear Hillary Clinton's Asian contributors.
Shorter version: An American family of Chinese descent in San Francisco, the Paws, contributed to Hillary around the same time as one of her big contributors, Norman Hsu, who now lives in New York.
Not only is there nothing wrong with that as big fund-raisers often ask people to make contributions around the same time they are contributing, but the Journal admits:
There is no public record or indication Mr. Hsu reimbursed the Paw family for their political contributions. (my emphasis.)
Not only that, but The Journal acknowledges the Paw family and Norman Hsu gave to other candidates as well. If you check campaign records, you will see Mr. Hsu has donated to Barack Obama, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, and that the Paw family has contributed thousands to an Obama's PAC.
Plus, the Journal insisted on running the piece in the face of factual denials from all involved.
This is a hurtful, non-story with a smear factor and the Journal should be taken to task for publishing it.
But enough of my interpretation. Here is the statement from well-respected, prominent lawyer Lawrence Barcella,who is representing Norman Hsu.
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