“I don’t believe I ever lied to the public,” is what she told CBS News yesterday:
“Well, I have to tell you, I have tried in every way I know how literally from my years as a young lawyer all the way through my time as secretary of State to level with the American people,” Clinton told CBS in an interview Thursday, when asked if she was always truthful with the public.
“I’ve always tried to. Always. Always,” she added.
That’s difficult to square with what Jeffrey Zeifman claimed in 2008:
‘A lifelong Democrat, Mr. Zeifman supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.’
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “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.’
Perhaps all that time spent under sniper fire has damaged Clinton’s memory.