Independent Counsel Statute

Representatives testified that the independent counsel statute was inherently flawed and should be allowed to expire. Their remarks focused… read more

Representatives testified that the independent counsel statute was inherently flawed and should be allowed to expire. Their remarks focused on the many witnesses and targets of investigations whose bank accounts had been cleaned out by legal fees and whose lives had been shattered. They were followed by Mr. Holder who testified that the Justice Department had similarly concluded that the statute should expire. he cited a litany of problems with the law, from the ease with which it triggered an appointment to its failure to rein in investigations and spending. close

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Independent Counsel Statute

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Program ID:
121199-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 02, 1999 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 1999 | 2:55am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 02, 1999 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 1999 | 8:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1999 | 12:16am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1999 | 6:51am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 1999 | 3:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 1999 | 5:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 1999 | 2:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
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