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L160919ikely there was not much doubt in any American's mind before any of them read past the subject line at the top of this page that we were talking about America's evil diva, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. Clinton—in this case, both of them—are not true leftists. They're opportunistic leftists who sold out the cause of the left when they became "New Democrats." But they didn't become a political monolith until the Clintons—both of them—left the White House without being charged with treason, found guilty and sent to the Big House for the rest of their lives.

As a 27-year old staff attorney still a year away from marrying Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham worked for general counsel and Chief of Staff of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Ziefman during the Watergate investigation in 1974. The Judiciary Committee under Chairman Peter Rodino agreed that all existing evidentiary rules dealing with the impeachment proceedings and the trial of President Richard Nixon would be observed. It should be noted up front that when President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act, he had five lawyers. (After Lincoln was assassinated, the Jacobin Republicans enacted The Tenure of Office Act, making it an impeachable offense for newly inaugurated President Andrew Johnson to replace any [Jacobin Republican] cabinet official appointed by Lincoln. The law was designed to protect the job of one person—Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, one of 87 conspirators in what was supposed to be not only the assassination of Lincoln but Vice President Johnson and Secretary of State Edward Seward as well. By default, in the darkest day of the Republic, Edwin Stanton would inherit the presidency, with the deaths of Lincoln, Johnson and Seward being blamed on Southern malcontents trying to promulgate a war already lost.)

When the multiple assassination plot failed because the assassin assigned to kill Johnson at 10:15 pm that evening, George Atzeridt, would also have had to kill the Vice President's wife, who was at home with her husband. Atzeridt, who had no problem killing a man, drew the line at killing women. He failed to keep his 10:15 p.m. appointment and destroyed Stanton's line of ascension to the presidency.

A third person, Lewis Thorton Powell [aka Lewis Paine] and David Herold were hired to kill Secretary of State William Henry Seward at 10:15 p.m. that night, too.. Powell and David Herold arrived to Seward's home shortly after 10 pm., telling Seward's butler they were bringing medicine to Seward from his physician. When the butler refused to let the two men in, Herold grabbed the butler and Powell rushed up the stairs where he was stopped by Seward's son, Frederick. Powell fractured Seward's skull in two places with the butt of his revolver. At that moment, Seward's Pinkerton bodyguard appeared. Powell gutted him with a bowie knife, and then repeatedly stabbed the ailing cabinet official. Seward and his son survived their wounds.

With the line of ascension to the White House cut off by the failure of Atzeridt to assassinate Andrew Johnson, any hope Stanton had of becoming president died when Johnson lived. The Jacobins needed a new plan. They needed to impeach and remove Johnson—a president without a vice president—from office. According to the law at the time, if a president without a sitting vice president died in office or was removed, the President-pro-tempore of the Senate would ascend to the presidency. That man was Sen. Benjamin Wade [R-OH]. That was the reason for the Jacobin Congress' passing the Tenure In Office Act. It was an unconstitutional piece of mischief that disallowed the Executive from terminating a former president's cabinet and selecting his own executive staff without the Senate affirming the terminations and rehires. Wade knew that Johnson planned to terminate the Jacobin cabinet members and select a cabinet of his own choosing. The House Jacobins impeached Johnson on Feb. 24, 1868. The Senate trial began on March 13, 1868 and was immediately postponed to March 30. Thirty six votes were needed to convict. Thirty-five Senators voted guilty. Johnson was formally acquitted on May 23, 1868.

The Jacobin Republicans in the Senate argued that since this was a political decision-making process and not a legal one, Johnson was not entitled to a lawyer. Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase, also a Jacobin, saw two problems with the Tenure of Office Act. First, it was unconstitutional because the separation of powers between the Legislative and Executive Branch gives the Senate the power to affirm the appointments of the Presidential appointees, but not the arbitrary power to select and confirm an individual not picked, nor wanted, by the president submitting his choice the Senate. When the Tenure of Office Act was voted on in the House and passed to the Senate, the bill was egregiously amended, yet the new Senate version was never sent back to the House for an up-and-down vote on the changes. The unconstitutional provisions added by the Senate were never approved by the House, justifying Johnson's ignoring the Tenure of Office Act. While seven Republican senators voted that the non-House-approved provisions were unconstitutional, it was clear that, in their minds, they were debating a political rather than legal issue because they voted to remove Johnson from office. By a margin of one vote Andrew Johnson was acquitted, proving that to hardline partycrats, constitutionality comes in a distant second to party politics.

It is important to understand what happened during the impeachment of Andrew Johnson since it played handily in the unethical and criminal conduct displayed by Hillary Rodham who would covertly attempt to destroy the files of the attempted impeachment of Associate Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas who used a bevy of lawyers to quash impeachment charges against him on June 17, 1953 (orchestrated by US Attorney General Herbert Brownell). Douglas' lawyers also argued before the Supreme Court that Brownell sought the death penalty for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg under the Espionage Act of 1917 (which allowed a federal judge to order the death penalty). However, in 1946 that "right" changed when the Atomic Energy Act took the death penalty away from federal judges and gave the right exclusively to the juries affirming guilt or innocence.

Brownell filed impeachment charges against Douglas with Chief Justice Fred Vinson. It didn't take a Rhodes Scholar for Vinson and Brownell to realize that they could successfully remove Douglas from the high court, but it would happen at a much higher price for the princes of industry—the high court would be obligated to commute the death sentences of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to life in prison, risking their story becoming public somewhere down the road into history. Caught over a barrel, the Vinson Court dropped the impeachment charges against Douglas on June 18, 1953. The Rosenberg's were executed the following day on June 19, 1953.

When North Star Writers' Group founder Dan Calibera interviewed Jerry Zeifman, he receive virtually uncensored access to his diaries. When Zeifman, the Chief-of-Staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee hired Rodham in 1974, she had recently passed the bar, and was recommended for a job in the Watergate investigation committee by her Yale law professor, Burke Mitchell—a popular far left attorney in his own standing—promoting Hillary as an "up-and-coming" lawyer who, someday would be someone.

When the investigation of Nixon was over, instead of getting a recommendation that would glow in her resume, she was fired. Why? According to Zeifman, in his own words from his own personal diary said: "Because she's 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. HillaryFied.jpg"Hillary, he continued, was assigned to confer with him on "...rules of procedures for the impeachment inquiry." After being hired, Rodham was assigned to confer with Zeifman daily on the rules of procedures, what she was to do that day, and how she was to accomplish her tasks. In Zeifman;s first meeting with Hillary, he explained precisely how the leadership in the House agreed only to act upon existing House rules. Emphatically Hillary was told she could not advocate on "...making any changes in the rules or procedures since it would be like trying to change the rules in a baseball game just before the World Series. "Hillary," Zeifman noted in his diary, "assured me she had not drafted, and would not advocate any such rule changes..." Zeifman also noted in his diary that "...I soon learned she had lied. She had already drafted changes and continued to advocate on behalf of them. In one written legal memorandum, she advocated denying President Nixon representation by counsel. In doing so she simply ignored the fact that the committee's then most recent prior impeachment proceeding, the committee had afforded the right to counsel to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. I also informed Hillary that the Douglas impeachment files were available for public inspection in the committee offices. She later removed the Douglas files without my permission and carried them to the offices of the impeachment inquiry staff—where they were no longer accessible to the public.

"Hillary," Zeifman continued, "...made other flawed ethical procedural recommendations, arguing that the Judiciary Committee should not hold any hearings with, or take depositions from, any live witnesses, nor conduct any original investigations of Watergate...but should rely solely on documentary evidence compiled by other committees and by the special prosecutor."

The right to an attorney is one of the most inviolable rights possessed by the American people. It's scary when an American lawyer—particularly one like Hillary Clinton who wants to deny the average caucasian citizen the right to an attorney while granting that right to illegals and citizens who believe destroying the flag which millions of Americans over the last 241 years have died to protect—runs for President. Sadly, too, was when Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th president, he offered his former boss, Edwin Stanton, a seat on the US Supreme Court just before Christmas in 1869. Stanton quickly accepted.the seat and was sworn in. Thankfully for the United States, Stanton died from asthma on Dec. 24, 1869 before he tarnished his Supreme Court seat by sitting in it..

Hillary Rodham advocated amending the House rules on impeachment to deny President Richard Nixon the right to be represented by an attorney during his impeachment trial, making it easy to successfully remove him from office. Ziefman, who recorded in his permanent diary that he never discussed Rodham's treachery until March, 2008 when then US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was running for the presidency of the United States. On March 31, 2008 Dan Calabrese reported the incident outlined above, directly from the pages of Ziefman's diary. .All Ziefman did was fire Hillary Rodham for lying and for unethical conduct. He should have filed criminal charges against her, but he didn't. He didn't know Hillary Rodham would become Hillary Clinton. It was a Dr. JekyllMrs. Hyde transformation. We're now living with Mrs. Hyde. If you haven't watched the video yet, now's a good time to do so. Meet Mrs. Hyde.


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