Skip to comments.THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #12 - Hillary Lied to Zeifman, Rigged Nixon Impeachment Protocols
Posted on 12/30/2002 10:04:30 PM PST by doug from upland
#1 - FJB
#2 - Children in Hospital
#3 - She Throws Coffee in Marine's Face
#4 - Dissing Health Care Execs Who Offered Solution
#5 - Hillary, the Commies, and the Black Panthers
#6 - Defiling the White House Christmas Tree
#7 - Hillary Calls the Police Murderers
#8 - How Did She Get Her Name?
#9 - Sister Frigidaire
#10 - Troopers and Secret Service as Servants
#11 - Beep, Beep, Get Out of My #$%&@&$ Way
NOTE: the survival of our Republic is threatened by two things -- fundamentalist Islamic terrorists and Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Bush is leading the fight against the terrorists. It is up to those of us who know the real Hillary Clinton to lead the fight against her. We must shine the light of truth on this dangerous woman so that all Americans may know the real Hillary.
#12 in the continuing series.
The House Judiciary Committees former chief counsel, Jerome Zeifman, waited 22 years to unleash his bombshell, which would reveal that the deck was stacked against Nixon by none other than the wife of the man who now faces a similar fate. It was Hillary Clinton who rigged the proceedings against the 37th president, as Zeifman revealed in a little-noticed passage of his 1996 book, "Without Honor: The Impeachment of President Nixon and the Crimes of Camelot." Zeifman quoted his own 1974 diary, which reports that just four days after Nixon resigned "John Labovitz came to my office and apologized for having participated to some extent to conceal from me the work that was being done. Some months ago, he and Hillary lied intentionally to me and told me there were no drafts of proposed rules of procedure for the [Nixon] impeachment inquiry."
How Hillary Nuked Nixon
October 1, 1998
"This is the most fun we've had since Watergate." -- Washington Post managing editor Ben Bradlee, during the Iran-Contra investigation.
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. -- On July 12, Charles McCarry's New York Times op-ed piece was titled, "Bill Clinton's John Dean?" It was a rumination on the similarities between Linda Tripp and the White House counsel who turned on Richard Nixon, thereby setting Watergate's wheels in motion.
As intriguing as the comparison was, the real eye-opener of McCarry's piece came toward the end, when he quoted Henry Ruth, Leon Jaworski's Watergate deputy prosecutor. McCarry recalled Ruth's memo, sent to Jaworski just 10 days after supposed "smoking gun" evidence forced Nixon into ignoble early retirement, which cited 10 areas of Watergate then under criminal investigation.
Ruth informed Jaworski: "None of these matters at the moment rises to the level of our ability to prove even a probable criminal violation by Mr. Nixon."
McCarry followed the Ruth quote with his own observation that the ultimate historical irony here was that Richard Nixon, whom historians have told us for 24 years had been caught dead to rights, may not have needed a pardon after all.
What about the June 23, 1972, "smoking gun" tape where Nixon ordered the CIA to block the FBI's Watergate investigation? Or where Nixon discussed the possibility of paying hush money to the Watergate burglars? Or the so-called enemies list kept by the Nixon White House on reporters hostile to the administration? Apparently, prosecutor Ruth couldn't find any evidence regarding these transgressions that he thought would stand up in court.
The tapes, however, sounded damning enough. And even Nixon, who at first thought those recordings would be exculpatory, realized after he reviewed them that his goose was cooked politically, if not legally. In July 1974, as the House Judiciary Committee was reviewing the tapes and earmarking Nixon's supposed crimes, two young staffers were assigned by the committee's chief counsel, Jerome Zeifman, to research the protocols for impeachment. John Labovitz and another young lawyer, just 26 years old with the ink barely dry on her Yale law degree, began the arduous task of poring over constitutional archives. Labovitz's partner was Hillary Diane Rodham.
And research done by Labovitz and Rodham became the roadmap for three articles of impeachment reported out of the House Judiciary Committee that promptly destroyed any remaining congressional support for Nixon. Before the full House vote on the articles of impeachment, three senior Republican senators apprised Nixon of the handwriting on the wall. The Nixon presidency ended on Aug. 8, 1974.
The House Judiciary Committees former chief counsel, Jerome Zeifman, waited 22 years to unleash his bombshell, which would reveal that the deck was stacked against Nixon by none other than the wife of the man who now faces a similar fate. It was Hillary Clinton who rigged the proceedings against the 37th president, as Zeifman revealed in a little-noticed passage of his 1996 book, "Without Honor: The Impeachment of President Nixon and the Crimes of Camelot."
Zeifman quoted his own 1974 diary, which reports that just four days after Nixon resigned "John Labovitz came to my office and apologized for having participated to some extent to conceal from me the work that was being done. Some months ago, he and Hillary lied intentionally to me and told me there were no drafts of proposed rules of procedure for the [Nixon] impeachment inquiry."
The New York Daily News noticed this earthquake confession, and sought Zeifman's elaboration on the historic subterfuge perpetrated by our current first lady. The Daily News reported:
If the United States was going to topple its own president, rules were important, Zeifman told us Friday. "Suppose we were going to have the World Series next week and suddenly one of the team managers says, 'We want to change the rules to two strikes and you're out.'"
That's basically what [Hillary] Clinton and Labovitz did, Zeifman claims. In other words, they drew up new impeachment protocols to replace those in existence since Jefferson's day -- and then denied it. Congress -- and the country -- would have been completely polarized if it had seemed Nixon was being railroaded out of office with new rules, Zeifman said. (New York Daily News Feb.12, 1996)
Nixon was likely guilty of the Watergate cover-up. But Ruth's memo to Jaworski shows there really wasnt any "smoking gun" evidence of it.
And that's likely why Hillary Diane Rodham, who regarded Nixon as "evil," according to Clinton biographer David Maraniss, had to discard impeachment rules in place for two centuries in order to nail her quarry.
Now that America faces its second impeachment crisis in as many generations, it's worth remembering how the rules were bent by partisans committed to destroying a presidency -- when the target was Richard Nixon. And how the media looked the other way when it happened.
I have had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Zeifman on two or three occasions. He told me that Hillary Rodham tried to convince the committee to deny legal counsel to Nixon for impeachment. Had the committee agreed to that, Zeifman was prepared to resign. On the George Putnam Show, he said on two occasions that both Clintons were likely felons. This was a life-long Democrat who broke ranks and recognized what the Clintons were doing to his party.
Zeifman also told me a story that I don't know think has seen print in any major paper. Of all the people who worked on the Nixon impeachment, there were only two whom were denied a referral by Zeifman -- Bernie Nussbaum and Hillary Rodham.
That's what people need!
At the risk of sounding negative, I'm afraid it's an issue of "preaching to the choir."
However, the "choir" is much larger now than it was in the old 'Whitewater Days' of FReeRepublic.
Time to recruit more members for the choir.
Choir rehearsal begins with each installment. Study hard and be prepared to give an account. Concert date is coming in 2004