Did Hillary Pay to get ‘Waived in’ to DC Bar after failing Bar Exam to work on Watergate Impeachment Committee?
– Carl Bernstein | CNN
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Or did she pay to get ‘waived’ in?/CJ
Why did Hillary Clinton fail the D.C. bar exam?
More importantly what did she do after she failed the bar?
“Even though it sometimes seems like everyone in D.C. is a lawyer, only a few hundred people take the D.C. bar exam each year, compared to thousands in states like New York, California, and Texas. This is because, generally speaking, a member of any other American state bar in good standing is allowed to “waive in” to D.C., that is, complete an application, pay a fee, and thereby become a member of the D.C. bar without examination. As a result, most lawyers who want to practice in D.C. tend to take the bar exam of another state first, and then go the application route.”
Hillary Recalls Role as Watergate lawyer: “It was unbelievable’
Surprise: Hillary Lied While a ‘lawyer’ on Nixon House Impeachment Committee
By Ron Rosenbaum:
“I covered the impeachment hearings to the bitter end when Nixon resigned in August 1974. (I was in the East Room of the White House when he “teared up” making his farewell before coptering off to exile.) I have no memory of seeing young Hillary Rodham in the hearing room, but I remember thinking at the time of the Impeachment Committee staff as heroic seekers of truth.
But Hillary’s boss on the staff, Jerome Zeifman, asserts now that one reason she’s downplayed her Impeachment Committee service is that she has something to hide.
He accuses her of “unethical” conduct, says that “Hillary … lied to me” and that she was a pawn in a Kennedy-orchestrated conspiracy to manipulate the impeachment hearings. And he claims he has a witness to corroborate this characterization:
“After President Nixon’s resignation,” Zeifman writes, “a young lawyer, who shared an office with Hillary, confided in me that he was dismayed by her erroneous legal opinions and efforts to deny Nixon representation by counsel—as well as an unwillingness to investigate Nixon. In my diary of August 12, 1974 I noted the following:
‘John Labovitz apologized to me for the fact that months ago he and Hillary had lied to me’ [to conceal rules changes and dilatory tactics]. Labovitz said, “That came from Yale.” I said, “You mean Burke Marshall [Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief political strategist, with whom Hillary regularly consulted in violation of House rules]. Labovitz said, “Yes.” His apology was significant to me, not because it was a revelation but because of his contrition.’
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