The National Journal reports that the expert being called in is former President Clinton. GOP lawmakers are hoping to use the criteria to open the door for a pardon of Scooter Libby.
A letter of invitation was sent to the former President stating that “”You are no stranger to controversial pardons, most notably the pardon of Marc Rich on your last day in office,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, no friend of the former president, wrote pointedly in a letter dated Monday. “I can think of no better person than you to speak on this issue.” Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Smith noted that Clinton had extensive “experience with exercising the pardon authority and defending it from intrusion by Congress.”
If this comes about, it may actually make having C-Span2 worthwhile.