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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: guohua
Seems to be several versions of that 40-year-old story...
Contrary to what Calabrese now writes, Zeifman was quoted in a November 4, 1998, Scripps Howard News Service article, published in The Sacramento Bee, as saying, "If I had the power to fire her, I would have fired her."
"The Fact Hub" of Clinton's HillaryHub.com states, "In a column circulating on the internet Jerry Zeifman alleges that Hillary was fired from her job on the House Judiciary Committee in the 1970s. This is false. Hillary was not fired."
On April 2, Zeifman was asked in an interview with nationally syndicated radio host Neal Boortz, "You fired her [Clinton], didn't you?" Zeifman responded, "Let me put it this way, I terminated her along with other staff members who we no longer needed. And I said that I could not recommend her for any further positions."
This Zeifman dude can't seem to make up his mind if he fired her or not.
Nevertheless, EVERYONE has a soul, morals, ethics and values. They may not meet up to another person's, but they have them. As I said, I don't know Hillary. I'm not standing up for her. I'm just saying that Rove is full of it when he said she has brain damage.
In a February 5 Accuracy in Media column, Zeifman expressed "regret that, when I terminated her employment on the Nixon impeachment staff, I had not reported her unethical practices to the appropriate bar associations."
He supervised her when she worked on the Watergate investigation. He says, Hillary's history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther, goes much deeper than anybody realized. Now, Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of Hillary Rodham Clinton -- or Hillary Rodham -- on the committee. He fired her from the committee staff, refused to give her a letter of recommendation. She was only one of three people who earned that distinction in Zeifman's 17-year career.
Why? In an interview last week, Zeifman said, [b]"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."
"The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats up to and including the majority leader at the time, Tip O'Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel." She tried to see to it Nixon didn't get a lawyer in all of this.
Zeifman says that Hillary "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 that Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception."
Now, this comes from -- this is Dan Calabrese at NorthStarWriters.com. Hillary removed -- and William O. Douglas had been brought up and they -- he was granted -- when he was on the Supreme Court, he was granted the right to a lawyer. I mean, it's fundamental in our judicial system. "So Hillary removed all the Douglas files to the offices where she was located, which at that time were secured and inaccessible to the public." This from Zeifman.
"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."
She just stole the documents, then wrote a fraudulent brief, and she tried to hide the evidence. "The brief was so fraudulent and ridiculous Zeifman believes Hillary would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge."
In the "Better Late Than Never" category, CBS News has finally reported a misstatement by Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton my colleague Rich Noyes exposed last Tuesday.
For those with short memories:
In a speech on Iraq policy delivered Monday at George Washington University, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalled facing “sniper fire” on her 1996 trip to Bosnia to visit U.S. troops on a peacekeeping mission. But reporters traveling with the then-First Lady made no reference to any “sniper fire” at the time, and pictures of Clinton arriving at the main air base in Tuzla (see attached video) don’t show anyone ducking or covering.
"Let me put it this way, I terminated her along with other staff members who we no longer needed. And I said that I could not recommend her for any further positions."