Snips and eMails and Hillary Tales Part 1
A Trail of Tales – Watergate
Watergate – You’re Kidding!
It was the year 1974. President Richard Milhouse Nixon was swirling in the sinkhole of the Watergate scandal. Jerry Zeifman, the general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, was struggling with not only the Watergate scandal but a member of the staff hired to work on the case. This young lawyer, age 27 at the time, was recommended by law professor Burke Marshall. But Zeifman had a problem with a staff member who submitted a brief that, as he put it, “was so fraudulent and ridiculous, she would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.” That young lawyer, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Dan Calabrese finds confirmation of Clinton’s fraud as Watergate attorney).
The brief argued that then President Nixon should not be granted legal counsel during the impeachment proceedings due to lack of precedent. The brief deliberately ignored the 1970 impeachment attempt of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who was allowed to have a lawyer during the proceedings. However Zeifman, a life-long, die-hard democrat, alleged that not only did Clinton put together a fraudulent brief she also removed all of the Douglas files from Judiciary Committee archives, storing them at her office, which enabled her to argue as if the case never existed.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Franklin Polk, who served at the time as chief Republican counsel on the committee, confirmed that the brief did ignore the Douglas case, but he could not confirm or dispel the accusation that she had removed the files.
Upon completion of the Watergate probe, Jerry Zeifman fired Clinton from the committee staff for lying and refused to give her a letter of recommendation.
But that’s not all. The obvious question is: “Why would Hillary want Richard Nixon not to be afforded the representation of legal council during the impeachment proceedings?” The answer may surprise you.
Amidst the other accusations that Jerry Zeifman levied against Clinton was an accusation that she was in collusion with special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel Bernard Nussbaum (who later became counsel in the Clinton White House). It seems that these staunch allies of the Kennedy’s were concerned that, should E. Howard Hunt (the Watergate mastermind) be put on the stand, it would be revealed that he had evidence of flagitious activities by the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Specifically mentioned was the fact that the Kennedy administration may have used the mafia in an attempt to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
According to Polk, “Jerry used to give the chapter and verse on how Hillary was the mole into committee works as to how things were going. And she’d be feeding information back to Burke Marshall, who, at least according to Jerry, was talking to the Kennedys. And when something was off track in the view of the Kennedys, Burke Marshall would call John Doar or something, and there would be a reconsideration of what they were talking about. Jerry used to tell me that this was Hillary’s primary function.”
But that’s not all Polk revealed. He also said that “She would go around saying, ‘I’m dating a person who will some day be president. It was like a Babe Ruth call. And because of that comment she made, I watched Bill Clinton’s political efforts as governor of Arkansas, and I never counted him out because she had made that forecast.”
So the Hilary saga begins with unethical behavior (honest folks would call it corruption), lying, hiding the truth. Snips and eMails and Hilary Tales Part 1 reveals just how long Hilary has been been part of the Washington culture of perfidiousness. Part 2 will cover White-Water-gate so hang onto your hats!
Are we surprised yet? Of course not!
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