Over the weekend, Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier asked me if the Chinatown story had traction. If conservatives stay on the story and liberal MSM outlets like the LA Times don’t cower before the p.c. police, the answer is yes.
Blogs for Bush moves the ball forward by calling on the FEC to investigate Hill’s Chinatown funny money. Mark Noonan and Matt Margolis, citing the LAT and NYPost probes of the dishwasher donations, have filed a formal complaint:
October 31, 2007
Office of General Counsel
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
We write to file a complaint against the Hillary Clinton for President Committee for violation of Federal Election Law under the Commission’s jurisdiction.
It is clear from recent news accounts that the campaign and its donors and fundraisers have violated 2 USC 441f, the provision of law that prohibits campaign contributions in the name of another, and that some donors may have violated 2 USC 441e which prohibits donations by foreign nationals without permanent resident status…
…it is worth noting that the Hillary Clinton for President Committee has clearly decided to take no action to remedy these violations. According to the New York Post, “The Clinton campaign dismissed the L.A. Times story as derogatory to Chinese-Americans.”
Accordingly, the Clinton campaign’s disinterest in and failure to remedy these violations along with the potential scope of the abuse indicates that that the Commission should investigate and take action against those responsible for violation of the law.
The information in this complaint is based upon information and belief, and not on our personal knowledge.
The FEC has 15 days to respond. Stay tuned.
Too bad the Blogs for Bush guys don’t have Asian ethnic surnames. Yes, Olbermann will have to be content with distracting attention from the core campaign finance corruption here by hitting his “MaglaGONG!”