The Firm

Season 1 Episode 14

Chapter Fourteen

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2012 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Susan McDougal did 22 months for refusing to cooperate with the Federal investigation of Bill Clinton.
      Refers to the Whitewater scandal, a controversy that dogged then President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary. The is derived from the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed business venture that began with real estate investments by the Clintons, Susan and her then husband James McDougal.
      Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was charged with the prosecution of Whitewater participants including Susan, who spent 22 months in prison for contempt of court when she refused to answer three grand jury questions regarding whether President Clinton lied in his testimony. She received a full Presidential pardon in January 2001.