While some politicians pledged to dump contributions from a Texas oilman whose trial for paying kickbacks to Saddam Hussein opens this week, Hillary Clinton offered no promises. The presidential frontrunner off-loaded $23,000 from frequent fugitive Norman Hsu recently and returned $850,000 he raised for her, but she’s holding on to $5,000 donated by Oscar Wyatt and wife Lynn, Politico reports.
Joe Biden has donated $1,000 and John McCain will ditch his $6,000 if Wyatt is convicted on 2005 fraud and conspiracy charges that could net him 60 years. Wyatt once explained why he gave 70% of donations totaling $670,000 to the left, saying, “when Democrats are in power, there’s usually chaos. And in chaos, there’s opportunity.”