Sen. Hillary Clinton’s former finance director David Rosen, charged with three counts of causing false statements to be filed to the Federal Election Commission about a Hollywood fund-raiser, went on trial this week. He reported the event cost about $400,000, but prosecutors say it was almost three times as expensive. Rosen has pleaded not guilty.
In his opening statement, the prosecutor, Peter R. Zeigenberg, said: “You will hear no evidence that Hillary Clinton was involved in any way, shape or form.” The judge said Clinton would not be called as a witness (although the prosecutor asked the judge that former President Bill Clinton not be ruled out as a possible witness). Meanwhile, Judicial Watch has filed papers with the Senate Ethics Committee, asking it to investigate Hillary, arguing she must have known the fund-raiser cost more than was reported.