Independent Counsel Act

Senator Lieberman introduced the first panel which testified that if the independent counsel statute were to survive several drastic… read more

Senator Lieberman introduced the first panel which testified that if the independent counsel statute were to survive several drastic changes would need to be made. Mr. Ruth and Mr. Lewin defended the statute urging senators to revise the law rather than let it expire. Others, however, thought that investigations could be handled by the Justice Department. Mr. Bennett added that the statute had become a “nuclear weapon in the arsenal of partisan politics.” close

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  • Beall, George U.S. Attorney (Former) Department of Justice->District of Maryland
  • Bennett, Robert S. Special Counsel (Former) Senate Select Ethics Committee
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Independent Counsel Act

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Program ID:
121214-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 1999
Last Aired:
Mar 4, 1999

Airing Details

  • Mar 03, 1999 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 1999 | 10:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 1999 | 5:38am EST | C-SPAN 2
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