Presidential Pardon Hearings

Guests: REPRESENTATIVE STEVE CHABOT Republican Congressman from Ohio Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on the Constitution STANLEY M. BRAND Former Council to the House of Representatives (from 1976-84) Criminal Defense Lawyer, Washington DC P.S. RUCKMAN, JR. Professor of Political Science, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois Congressional hearings into former president Bill Clinton's pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich are entering a new phase. Mr. Clinton has waived executive privilege to allow three former White House aides to testify. As the investigations continue, some are asking at what cost and for what gain? Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at the power of presidential pardons and the latest news from the hearings.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.