Thursday, September 06, 2007

Shens When Was Hsu the Only One?

Charles Smith at Newsmax recalls the days before Norman Hsu; and at the long history of dealings between the Clintons and China.

In 1996, President Clinton moved the oversight of satellite exports from the State and Defense Departments to the Commerce Department. After Clinton’s decision to lift the ban in Loral’s case and to allow the exportation of the company’s technology to the Chinese military, Loral CEO Schwartz handed over an additional $300,000 to the DNC.

Yet, in 1994 President Clinton personally authorized Schwartz to meet with a key Chinese politico — Commissioner Shen Roujun. It is here the story gets real interesting.

The first and most damaging lie that the Clinton lawyers made was that the Chinese commissioner, Shen, was a civilian representative of the communist government. This claim, and the accompanying claim of personal and business privacy made on behalf of Loral and Bernard Schwartz, was made before Federal Judge Robert Payne.

The claim was part of an elaborate effort to deny access to over 1,000 pages of information dealing with Shen and his so-called civilian organization, the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).

When the Clinton lawyers finished I, in turn, dropped a complete bio of Gen. Shen Roujun on Payne's desk. The dossier on Shen included his current military status and details about COSTIND, the military unit he was in.

As they say, read the whole thing.


Blogger Pierre said...

The Democrats have been far dirtier than the MSM will ever admit. The Article that ABC News doesn’t want to show you anymore. Why?

9/06/2007 09:18:00 PM  
Blogger The Anti-Jihadist said...

Guess Hsu has turned up? (Sorry I couldnt resist.)


Disgraced Dem donor arrested in Colorado

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer 7 Sept 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was arrested in Colorado late Thursday after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction.

FBI agents took Hsu into custody at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., said FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler.

Hsu had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to turn over his passport and ask a judge to cut in half the $2 million bail he posted last week when he turned himself in after spending 15 years on the lam from a felony theft conviction.

Instead, Hsu failed to show up at the bail reduction hearing and a judge issued a new arrest warrant for him.

California Attorney General spokesman Gareth Lacy said Hsu's lawyers told prosecutors Hsu arrived by charter jet at the Oakland airport about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday local time and then wasn't heard from again.

When it became apparent that Hsu had fled the state, California authorities sought the assistance of the FBI, whose agents arrested him Thursday night on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Schadler said.

Once he is returned to state custody, the federal charges will be dismissed, Schadler said.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell became the latest of many Democratic politicians to return or donate to charity Hsu's election contributions.

Rendell had said last week he planned to keep nearly $40,000 of Hsu's money even though he was wanted for failing to appear for sentencing after pleading no contest to a felony charge of bilking investors out of $1 million.

"Though Norman is my friend, and remains so, his failure to appear casts a new light on his assertions regarding the original case," Rendell said in a statement before Hsu's arrest Thursday. "As a result, I will follow other elected officials and donate the money he contributed to me to charity."

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she plans to give to charity the $23,000 in donations she received from Hsu for her presidential and senatorial campaigns and to her political action committee, HillPac.

The growing flap over Hsu's contributions prompted Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd to release a statement Thursday vowing "to refuse to accept or possess campaign contributions raised, solicited, or delivered by fugitives from justice."

Hsu has said he believed he had resolved his legal issues, but that he would halt his work raising political money.


9/07/2007 01:08:00 AM  
Blogger John J. Coupal said...

Bill Clinton and China...

The gift that keeps on giving...

9/07/2007 05:24:00 AM  
Blogger RWE said...

In the early 1990’s, at the Pentagon, I did my own “debriefing” of some friends who had been responsible for preventing technology transfer during PRC launches of U.S.-made satellites. As a result of what I learned, I produced an analysis of what knowledge the PRC was gaining as a result of those launches and attempted to provide it to the intelligence community. I attempted to do so but failed; no one gave a rat’s rump. My boss’s boss threw it away; he said it did not look important. Among other things, I was not an intelligence type, so therefore what I had to say could not be of any importance.

I attributed this to both simple ignorance and complex incompetence, as well as the usual “stovepiping.” But maybe there were other forces at work.

9/07/2007 06:34:00 AM  

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