Clinton's Last Days: Countdown To A Pardon

--DEC. 11 Marc Rich's lawyer, Jack Quinn, delivers a phone book-size pardon petition for Rich and his partner, Pincus Green, to White House counsel Beth Nolan. The petition includes more than 20 letters of support, including one from the mayor of Jerusalem and another from the maestro of the Israeli Philharmonic. (Rich's foundations have contributed some $200 million to Israeli and Jewish causes.) Nolan does not forward the petition to the Justice Department.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres calls Bill Clinton to lobby for Rich's pardon. During a conversation with Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, already lobbying for the...

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