Thanks to Dan Calabrese for this gem.
Did you know that in 1974 a lawyer named Hillary Rodham was fired from her job on the Nixon Watergate break-in coverup inquiry? Why, you may ask? Well, she got caught lying and concealing evidence. She confiscated and hid documents which had established a legal precedent for a public official’s (in this case Chief Justice William O. Douglas) right to legal counsel during impeachment proceedings. By the way, Douglas was ultimately allowed to hire a lawyer.
But,as though the Douglas case had never occurred, Hillary wrote a mendacious brief, the goal of which was to deny Richard Nixon’s right to a lawyer during his impeachment investigation. In that brief, Hillary argued that there was no legal precedent for Nixon to have a lawyer, which was, of course, a bald-faced lie. She had hidden the original Judiciary Committee documents from the 1970 Douglas case in her office.
I stumbled onto this story as I was perusing the David Horowitz Discover The Networks site and decided to do a little research on Hillary. She’s sort of disappeared from public view since the 9/11/12 Benghazi massacre scandal broke. (Remember the whopper she told about getting out of the plane in Bosnia and coming under sniper fire? That was a good one.)
Calabrese’s report is well worth your time, if you want a look at the scope of Mrs. Clinton’s remarkable history of lying. Then, of course, the American voters will have to decide if she’s the kind of person we want in the White House. Calabrese writes, in part:
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.
“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 investigatio[n]…
Read all of it. She’s the odds-on favorite to be the Democrat nominee in 2016. And somehow I think the American Pres Corps will just forget about all this silly lying business.