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How did Hillary serve on Watergate Committee in 1974 if she Failed DC Bar Exam in 1973?

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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“…..I mean, I was astounded when I learned this. She had failed the D.C. bar exam.
She had never revealed it for 25 years or so that she had failed the bar exam. She had intended to stay in Washington after working on the Nixon impeachment investigation of the House Judiciary Committee and go to work for a big D.C. law firm, and probably specialize in children’s defense law, which she had devoted her life to up to that point and still is devoted to…..
And what happens? She failed the D.C. bar exam. Not one of the more difficult bar exams in the country. I’m sure she felt humiliated by it. Lots of people fail the bar exam the first time they take it. They have a bad day. But she hid the fact from others for all those years. Those who knew her the absolute best, including Diane Blair, probably her closest friend. When I said to Blair, “Did you know that Hillary had failed the bar exam?” she looked at me like I was out of my mind.
And so, to explain what really happened in this period: Bill Clinton had wanted her to come to Arkansas, but she wasn’t heading that way. She was heading to a big Washington law firm and wanted Bill to join her in the capital. She took the bar. She failed it. And then she decided, “Okay. I’ll go to Arkansas.” And she did.”
                                                                                      – Carl Bernstein
…More @ CNN
Question: If Hillary failed the DC bar in 1973, how did she manage to work as a junior lawyer on the Watergate House Judiciary Committee in 1974?
Hillary failed the DC Bar and kept that personal and professional failure from her closest friends for 30 years. What else did she lie about?
Did she lie to the House Committee lawyers as well?
Or did she pay to get ‘waived’ in?/CJ

 

Why did Hillary Clinton fail the D.C. bar exam?  

– Quora

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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.”

….More @ Quora

Hillary Recalls Role as Watergate lawyer: “It was unbelievable’

– Google News
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….More here @ Google

Surprise: Hillary Lied While a ‘lawyer’ on Nixon House Impeachment Committee

– Slate

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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.’

….Read more @ Slate