Reports are coming out that Hillary Rodham, while serving on the Nixon impeachment committee in 1974, confiscated and hid documents. She wanted to prevent Nixon from having a lawyer during the proceedings, but she faced an obstacle. Only four years earlier, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas had faced impeachment – and he had a lawyer. Reports say Hillary stole the documents relating to Douglas and hid them in her office, then wrote a brief trying to convince Congress to not allow Nixon representation.
The whole story is in a column by Dan Calabrese
(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.
Read the entire sordid thing.
Update – Hot Air has more – including quotes from Rep. Zeifman’s diary.