Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Possible Illegal Fundraising

As Hillary Clinton attempts again and again to make a connection between Barack Obama and Tony Rezko (Rezko is pictured above with the Clintons), I stumbled upon this video on YouTube (pt. 1 & pt. 2) concerning Hillary Clinton’s involvement with business man Peter Paul and a fundraising gala he held for her in 2000 in which he personally contributed $2 million to the event.

The video and Peter Paul’s civil case against Bill and Hillary Clinton which is currently in front of a California appeals court alleges that Hillary Clinton’s direct involvement in planning this gala would make Paul's substantial contributions a direct donation to her Senate campaign rather than her joint fundraising committee, violating federal statutes that limit "hard money" contributions to a candidate to $2,000 per person. Knowingly accepting or soliciting $25,000 or more in a calendar year is a felony carrying a prison sentence of up to five years.

I don’t have a whole lot of background knowledge about this guy or the Clinton’s involvement with him, but I do find the relationship rather interesting considering how she is currently trying to portray Obama and Rezko.

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