Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hillary Clinton was fired from Watergate investigation for "lies" and "unethical behavior"



Despite Salon's recent whiny protestation that people should "stop comparing the Obama administration's recent scandals to Watergate," there's a couple parallels in such comparisons that are just too eery to ignore. 

For starters, the IRS scandal has echos of Watergate that should make anyone's skin crawl.

And then there's this, from Dan Calabrese:
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. 
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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.
Read on... 

But, really, what difference - at this point - does it make?

It matters
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