Obama to Donate Funds From Norman Hsu
Tuesday, Barack Obama's spokesperson said the Senator would not give up the donations received from Norman Hsu.
... spokesman Jen Psaki said Obama, who has criticized Clinton for taking contributions that could undermine her independence, had no plans to return Hsu's donations.
Today, he's had a change of heart.
A spokesman for Senator Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who is a rival of Mrs. Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination, said Mr. Obama intended to give away $7,000 that Mr. Hsu contributed to his committees.
No one seems to know where Mr. Hsu really lives. I figured since he's a naturalized citizen, he must be registered to vote. But the only voter registration record I could find for a Norman Hsu was in Delaware. There's also a Norman Hsu in Cleveland. (I'm excluding the Norman Hsu who's been on the city council in Hacienda Heights, CA because it doesn't appear to be the same person.)
Where in the world is Norman Hsu today? His Washington lawyer says he's retained California counsel to deal with the pending arrest warrant there, but I'm wondering if Mr. Hsu didn't return to Hong Kong when the news broke.
Speaking of which, surely Mr. Hsu has travelled outside the U.S. in the past 15 years. Why didn't the arrest warrant show up when he went through customs on the way back?
Again, there's no indication Mr. Hsu did anything improper in donating to campaigns, but given that the Dems are dropping him like a hot potato, I'm curious as to whether he feels cornered and how he will respond.
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