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  •  Take a look at this one... (3+ / 0-)
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    eeff, Dave in Northridge, skohayes

    It's from "truth or fiction"

    Here's most all of the write up:

    The story is based on statements by Jerry Zeifman, a Democrat, who was a counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee.  He said that he supervised then Hillary Rodham who got a job working on the investigation of the Watergate scandal, which eventually brought Richard Nixon's presidency to an end through resignation.

    Zeifman published a book in 2006 titled Hillary's Pursuit of Power.  On his website ( he said "Hillary Clinton is ethically unfit to be either a Senator or   President--and if she were to become President, the last vestiges of the traditional moral authority of the party of Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson will be destroyed."

    Zeifman said that during her work on the investigation of the Watergate scandal, Hillary Rodham "...engaged in a variety of self-serving unethical practices in violation of House rules."

    In 1998 Zeifman was a consultant to a member of the Judiciary Committee that impeached President Bill Clinton and said he "gained extensive personal insights into the unethical practices of Hillary Clinton in her White House 'West Wing' office."

    Specifically, Zeifman believes that Hillary Rodham Clinton and others wanted Richard Nixon to remain in office to enhance the chances of Senator Ted Kennedy or another Democrat being elected president.  Zeifman contends that in 1974 a young lawyer who shared an office with Clinton came to him to apologize that he and Clinton had lied to him.  The lawyer, John Labovitz, is quoted as saying that he was dismayed with "...her erroneous legal opinions and efforts to deny Nixon representation by counsel -- as well as an unwillingness to investigate Nixon."

    Zeifman charges that Clinton regularly consulted with Ted Kennedy's chief political strategist, which was a violation of House rules.

    Another reason for Clinton's conduct, according to Zeifman, was that Democrats did not want Nixon to face an impeachment trial because they feared that as a part of his defense Nixon might want to bring up abuses of office by President John Kennedy.

    Zeifman said he regrets that when he terminated Clinton from the Nixon impeachment staff he did not report her unethical practices to the appropriate bar association.

    There has not been any response that we have found from Clinton to the book or to Zeifman's accusations.

    Couple of things scream at me in this report (and btw,this site is generally unbiased):

    This Zeifman has based his accusations on Hillary from a statement made to him by another attorney who shared an office with Hillary at the time of their work on Watergate.  Isn't that all heresay?  Did he conduct an investigation?  Is there proof?  

    Zeifman claims Hillary denied Nixon counsel - presumably to help impeach him - then says she worked with Ted Kennedy's peeps to keep Nixon in office in order to improve Kennedy's chances at election.  WoW.  Besides being contradictory, that's an Olympic sized jump to conclusions right there.  Doesn't add up.  

    He then published a book - ever notice how those Whackjobs love to publish books full of lies?  Nobody calls them on it either.

    At any rate there is clearly a hatred that was developing that early on and grew and grew until guess what?  Zeifman was a consultant to a member of the Judiciary Committee that impeached President Bill Clinton!  And the dude calls himself a Democrat!  He's the Joe Lieberman brand of Democrat - worse than Lieberman.

    He clearly had a hatred of the Clintons early on.  

    Finally, one of the practices that Bill Clinton employed religiously during his run for president was to answer a negative allegation immediately.  Do not let the sun set on a negative attack.  To me, it stands to reason Hillary would use the same kind of practice as Bill and that she to date has never replied to this Zeifman b.s. says a lot imo.  You just swat at an annoying fly, you don't sit down and try to negotiate with it.

    Expect these "allegations" to creep up regularly as the GOP is already running the 2016 election race and they figure Hillary will be the Dem nominee.  

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:48:58 AM PDT

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