Dems 2008: Clinton impeded Watergate investigation, withheld information from Congress [Karl]
At HotAir, Ed Morrissey is flagging a column by Dan Calabrese, in which Jerry Zeifman — chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings — says that Hillary Clinton conspired to deny Richard Nixon counsel during the hearings and suppressed files showing that in theÃ‚Â committee recently had afforded the right to counsel to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
If I was Clinton spinmeister Lanny Davis, I would point out that this is not “new news.”Ã‚Â Zeifman wrote the same thing in the New York Post on August 16, 1999.Ã‚Â He alsoÃ‚Â said in 1996 that HillaryÃ‚Â withheld from the committee a report she had prepared on the prior misconduct of prior presidents; that report was later sold for profit.Ã‚Â The same allegations appear in David Brock’s The Seduction of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Of course, if I was Clinton spinmeister Lanny Davis, I likely would not repeat those details, just the fact that the allegations are not new.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â I would also avoid noting that — aside from the fact that Zeifman contemporaneously kept a diary of much of the above –Ã‚Â such articles show that he was making these claimsÃ‚Â more than a decade before Hillary started running for the presidency.
Then again, if I was Lanny Davis, I would know that Clintonian ÃƒÂ¼ber-spin stopped working a couple of months ago.
Update: I just noticed that Dan flagged this also.Ã‚Â Having just done this to CraigC last Friday, I would say in my defense this time that the Dan link is a bit oblique.Ã‚Â Sufficiently so that his post did not make Memeorandum, which I checked before writing this one.