FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation for ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’

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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.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

Why?

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “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.”

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

Why would they want to do that? Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro.

The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.

The brief involved precedent for representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding. When Hillary endeavored to write a legal brief arguing there is no right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding, Zeifman says, he told Hillary about the case of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who faced an impeachment attempt in 1970.

“As soon as the impeachment resolutions were introduced by (then-House Minority Leader Gerald) Ford, and they were referred to the House Judiciary Committee, the first thing Douglas did was hire himself a lawyer,” Zeifman said.

The Judiciary Committee allowed Douglas to keep counsel, thus establishing the precedent. Zeifman says he told Hillary that all the documents establishing this fact were in the Judiciary Committee’s public files. So what did Hillary do?

“Hillary then removed all the Douglas files to the offices where she was located, which at that time was secured and inaccessible to the public,” Zeifman said. Hillary then proceeded to write a legal brief arguing there was no precedent for the right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding – as if the Douglas case had never occurred.

The brief was so fraudulent and ridiculous, Zeifman believes Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.

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  • Nick Santos

    Can we just flush all these idiots down a giant toilet?

  • Nick Santos

    Can we just flush all these idiots down a giant toilet?

  • Nick Santos

    Can we just flush all these idiots down a giant toilet?

  • Ewade

    Um, is that all you’re going to give us of this story?

    • CapeConservative

      It’s good enough for me…I’ll copy and use in my signature line! I DO remember!

      What I really want is for the toothless RNC to keep a copy and ensure it is shown repeatedly between now and 2016!!!

    • CapeConservative

      It’s good enough for me…I’ll copy and use in my signature line! I DO remember!

      What I really want is for the toothless RNC to keep a copy and ensure it is shown repeatedly between now and 2016!!!

    • CapeConservative

      It’s good enough for me…I’ll copy and use in my signature line! I DO remember!

      What I really want is for the toothless RNC to keep a copy and ensure it is shown repeatedly between now and 2016!!!

  • Edwin Gurney

    they would just clog the toilet Nick.

  • Edwin Gurney

    they would just clog the toilet Nick.

  • Edwin Gurney

    they would just clog the toilet Nick.

  • Milton Billingsley

    Why not tell the truth about Obama losing his License and Michelle losing hers for theft of $300,000 from her Law Firm.

  • Milton Billingsley

    Why not tell the truth about Obama losing his License and Michelle losing hers for theft of $300,000 from her Law Firm.

    • January24

      Milton,

      I cannot stand either one of the Obamas. However, this is the first I’ve heard of this allegation of theft. I’m not saying it couldn’t be true. But I’d like to have a source in order to verify.

    • January24

      Milton,

      I cannot stand either one of the Obamas. However, this is the first I’ve heard of this allegation of theft. I’m not saying it couldn’t be true. But I’d like to have a source in order to verify.

    • January24

      Milton,

      I cannot stand either one of the Obamas. However, this is the first I’ve heard of this allegation of theft. I’m not saying it couldn’t be true. But I’d like to have a source in order to verify.

  • Milton Billingsley

    Why not tell the truth about Obama losing his License and Michelle losing hers for theft of $300,000 from her Law Firm.

  • gypsyj

    And the TRUTH shall FREE U…. I never ever trusted the Clintons and Hillary least of all & she continued to life up to my expectations of her thru out her career time and again He who votes for her is an accomplice to what is to come

  • gypsyj

    And the TRUTH shall FREE U…. I never ever trusted the Clintons and Hillary least of all & she continued to life up to my expectations of her thru out her career time and again He who votes for her is an accomplice to what is to come

  • gypsyj

    And the TRUTH shall FREE U…. I never ever trusted the Clintons and Hillary least of all & she continued to life up to my expectations of her thru out her career time and again He who votes for her is an accomplice to what is to come

  • RELee

    Don’t worry! The Dems will either forgive her or make an excuse for her. My guess is it will be the latter since libs don’t give a “rat’s buttooti” about patriotism or ethics.

  • RELee

    Don’t worry! The Dems will either forgive her or make an excuse for her. My guess is it will be the latter since libs don’t give a “rat’s buttooti” about patriotism or ethics.

  • John P Schipsi

    Uhmm, hmmm, Mrs “Sir Hillary Edmund”-Clinton, yes named after the first man to ascent Mt. everest, 5 years after Mrs. Clinton was born (Those pesky time machines, again!). The very same Hillary Clinton who was dodging sniper fire in Bosnia (but the video shows Mrs. Clinton just strolling from the Airliner to her awaiting car,. Not a single gun shot at that airport that day). Yes, that Mrs.Hillary Clinton is a lying, ruthless, scumbag who is party to the deaths of the four (4) men at the Benghazi Embassy, very well could steal. I mean win the election for president in 2016. We are doomed and this witch needs to be shown for what she is, a LIAR! But the worthless Republicans will do nothing, just like they always do nothing.

  • John P Schipsi

    Uhmm, hmmm, Mrs “Sir Hillary Edmund”-Clinton, yes named after the first man to ascent Mt. everest, 5 years after Mrs. Clinton was born (Those pesky time machines, again!). The very same Hillary Clinton who was dodging sniper fire in Bosnia (but the video shows Mrs. Clinton just strolling from the Airliner to her awaiting car,. Not a single gun shot at that airport that day). Yes, that Mrs.Hillary Clinton is a lying, ruthless, scumbag who is party to the deaths of the four (4) men at the Benghazi Embassy, very well could steal. I mean win the election for president in 2016. We are doomed and this witch needs to be shown for what she is, a LIAR! But the worthless Republicans will do nothing, just like they always do nothing.

  • John P Schipsi

    Uhmm, hmmm, Mrs “Sir Hillary Edmund”-Clinton, yes named after the first man to ascent Mt. everest, 5 years after Mrs. Clinton was born (Those pesky time machines, again!). The very same Hillary Clinton who was dodging sniper fire in Bosnia (but the video shows Mrs. Clinton just strolling from the Airliner to her awaiting car,. Not a single gun shot at that airport that day). Yes, that Mrs.Hillary Clinton is a lying, ruthless, scumbag who is party to the deaths of the four (4) men at the Benghazi Embassy, very well could steal. I mean win the election for president in 2016. We are doomed and this witch needs to be shown for what she is, a LIAR! But the worthless Republicans will do nothing, just like they always do nothing.

  • jeepdude911

    Hillary Rodham Clinton- the perfect Democrat.

  • jeepdude911

    Hillary Rodham Clinton- the perfect Democrat.

  • jeepdude911

    Hillary Rodham Clinton- the perfect Democrat.

  • Michael Geer

    I once saw Hilary rubbing salt on her rear end while on her cell phone telling Bill “I’m heading to the petting zoo.”

  • Michael Geer

    I once saw Hilary rubbing salt on her rear end while on her cell phone telling Bill “I’m heading to the petting zoo.”

  • Michael Geer

    I once saw Hilary rubbing salt on her rear end while on her cell phone telling Bill “I’m heading to the petting zoo.”

  • frankensteingovernment

    Whitewater, cattle futures, Vince Foster, Benghazi. She even hid Bill’s cocaine addiction while threatening observers in an Arkansas ER.

    If the good die young- then Methuselah’s gonna get a run for his money.

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