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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hillary fired from Watergate committee for lying and unethical behavior

It looks as if the opposition research on Hillary Clinton is in high gear. News that Hillary Clinton was fired from her staff job with the House Judiciary Committee that was investigating Watergate first surfaced in 2008. The Daily Koz posted a link to it at Talking Points Memo but the story never got much traction. While most are aware of Hillary's career at the Rose Law firm it has also come to light that the former First Lady made the list of "famous failures" with Governor Jerry Brown and John F. Kennedy Jr. who all hold the distinction of flunking the DC bar exam.
To the question, why was she fired?
“Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality” said Jerry Zeifman
Okay, so nobody is perfect and besides that she redeemed herself by making it big in cattle futures.
Dan Calabrese writes;

I've decided to reprint a piece of work I did nearly five years ago, because it seems very relevant today given Hillary Clinton's performance in the Benghazi hearings. Back in 2008 when she was running for president, I interviewed two erstwhile staff members of the House Judiciary Committee who were involved with the Watergate investigation when Hillary was a low-level staffer there. I interviewed one Democrat staffer and one Republican staffer, and wrote two pieces based on what they told me about Hillary's conduct at the time.
I published these pieces back in 2008 for North Star Writers Group, the syndicate I ran at the time. This was the most widely read piece we ever had at NSWG, but because NSWG never gained the high-profile status of the major syndicates, this piece still didn't reach as many people as I thought it deserved to. Today, given the much broader reach of CainTV and yet another incidence of Hillary's arrogance in dealing with a congressional committee, I think it deserves another airing. For the purposes of simplicity, I've combined the two pieces into one very long one. If you're interested in understanding the true character of Hillary Clinton, it's worth your time to read it.
As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying.
The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
I'm not going to steal the entire post. You may read it here. The upshot of the story is that Hillary and others tried to make the argument that Richard Nixon was not entitled to counsel should articles of impeachment be filed. Justice William O. Douglas reigned from to the Supreme Court after impeachment proceeding were begun against him but he did have legal counsel. The thinking was that if Nixon lawyered up his lawyer would put E. Howard Hunt, the mastermind of the Watergate break in on the stand. Hunt was a covert operative during the Kennedy years and was privy to an assignation plot hatched by the Kennedy CIA to kill Castro and Hunt would make Kennedy's idyllic Camelot look like something akin to the reign of Bloody Mary.
Hillary and others removed the papers germane to the Douglas impeachment and then Hillary wrote a brief challenging Nixon's right to counsel as if the Douglas papers did not exit. Of course Nixon resigned and the brief was never adopted by the committee but Hillary was fired and not given a reference.
My own thinking is that I'm not surprised but even if the Calabrese accusation could be proven scandals come with an expiration date. If, as many suggest, national politicians also come with a "sell by" date Hillary's is past due. John McCain and Bob Dole add credence that theory. Hillary has been on the national stage since 1992 and is more than a little shopworn. I don't see her going anywhere and as she would say, "What difference does it make at this time?"

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