For John, BLUF: It was about protecting the Kennedy legacy. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a different twist on Mrs Clinton in her younger years, when she was a member of the impeachment inquiry staff to the House Judiciary Committee, dealing with President Richard M Nixon and the Watergate Scandal. The theme of Mr Robert Gehl's article in Downtrend is that she was dismissed at the end, without a recommendation. This comes from the view put forward by Mr Jerry Zeifman, who was Ms Clinton's senior on the Committee Staff. Mr Zeifman suggests she was guilty of "lying, unethical behavior."
Say it ain't so, Joe.
Regards — Cliff