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Clinton / Office Space, Pardon / Specter Interview #437971

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 13, 2001
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(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) Damage control by former President Bill Clinton over his office space and his pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich featured; scenes shown of the Harlem office building in New York City. [In Harlem, CLINTON - says he will locate his office here if it can be worked out.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - says Clinton should testify about the Rich pardon and clear the air.]

(Washington: Bob Franken) The Rich pardon controversy examined; details given of procedural issues raised by Senator Arlen Specter and about political contributions from ex-wife Denise Richard [In live interview, SPECTER - says the pardon attorney and three constitutional experts will testify at hearings; raises issues about the validity of the pardon, the possibility of a constitutional amendment to limit the absolute power of a presidential pardon and the possibility of impeaching Clinton again; responds to charges from former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart; acknowledges he received a campaign contribution from Denise Richard] [Yesterday, LOCKHART - criticizes Representative Dan Burton and Specter.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Franken, Bob

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