Ok…to set the stage:
Marc Rich is a scumbag who almost certainly deserves to be in jail.
President Clinton is a scumbag for pardoning a scumbag.
President Clinton almost certainly pardoned him as a favor to a very large campaign donor.
There is not one damn thing congress or anyone else can do about Marc Rich getting a ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’. He’s simply off the hook.
All of the above points seem without doubt. At least I haven’t heard anyone seriously dispute them…even the ‘liberal’ media or President Clinton himself.
So why is Congress wasting time and money looking into this with special hearings? They absolutely cannot undo a Presidential pardon. Period. End of story no matter how much you hate what was done.
At this point it seems that a statement for the public record of how much you despise this action should be enough and then get on with running the country. The rest seems like little more than throwing a tantrum to little effect.
What am I missing?