Judiciary Hearing on Presidential Clemency Power
Chairman John Conyers gives opening remarks:
"There are few principles in our society more important than equal justice under law. The idea that no man or woman is above the law is firmly embedded in our nation's founding documents, and underlies the entirety of the criminal justice system. When clemency is granted outside the normal pardon system, in particular when it's issued to members of the President's own administration, that fundamental construct is called into question."
Ambassador Joseph Wilson gives opening testimony:
"Ultimately this concerted effort to discredit me, ruining my wife's career along the way has had a larger objective. This matter has always been about this administration's case for war and its willingness to mislead the American people to justify it."