FEC Questions - Trevor Potter

  • Aired:  05/31/11
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The number one objective of the Colbert Super PAC is to get raises for every member of the FEC. (3:47)

[LAUGHTER]

SO PLEASE WELCOME FORMER HEAD OF

THE FEC AND MY PERSONAL LAWYER,

TREVOR POTTER.

TREVOR, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, SARAH PALIN AND

SARA PAC CAN SHE USE HER PAC

MONEY TO DO WHAT SHE'S DOING?

BASICALLY TAKE A VACATION WITH

HER FAMILY?

>> SURE, SHE CAN BECAUSE SHE'S

NOT YET A FEDERAL CANDIDATE.

IF SHE WERE A FEDERAL CANDIDATE

THEY COULDN'T USE CAMPAIGN FUNDS

FOR PERSONAL USE LIKE FAMILY

VACATIONS.

>> Stephen: SHE'S GETTING THIS

MONEY BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK SHE

MIGHT BECOME A FEDERAL

CANDIDATE.

>> RIGHT, THAT'S THE JOY OF THE

PAC YOU ARE PARTWAY THERE BUT

NOT YET A FULL CANDIDATE.

>> Stephen: SO YOU HAVE TO BE

SORT OF A PAC TEASE.

[LAUGHTER]

LET'S GO AFTER THE QUESTIONS THE

FEC SENT TO US.

ARE THEY WATCHING RIGHT NOW?

>> THEY ARE VERY INTERESTED IN

YOUR PAC AT THIS MOMENT SO I

EXPECT SOMEBODY IS UP LATE AT

NIGHT WATCHING THIS.

>> Stephen: THEYv: WORK SO HARD

ALREADY AND SUCH GREAT GUYS.

YOU SHOULDN'T STAY UP THIS LATE.

YOU ARE NOT PAID ENOUGH.

I TELL YOU WHAT IF WE GET THE

ANSWERS WE WANT, THE I PROMISE

THE NUMBER ONE OBJECTIVE OF MY

PAC IS TO GET RAISES FOR EVERY

MEMBER OF THE FEC.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[LAUGHTER]

>> AS YOUR LAWYER I SHOULD WARN

YOU ATTEMPTED BRIBER COULD GET

YOU INTO TROUBLE.

>> Stephen: I NAUGHT ATTEMPTED

BRIBEE WAS ESSENTIALLY FREE

SPEECH NOW.

>> GOOD ANSWER.

>> Stephen: LET'S GO OVER THE

QUESTIONS.

>> FOR THAT I NEED MY GLASSES.

I'VE GROWN OLD IN THE SERVICE TO

MY COUNTRY AS WASHINGTON SAID.

>> Stephen: I'M THE ONE WITH

THE BEARD.

>> DOES THE COLBERT REPORT

NORMALLY CREATE VIDEOS?

IF SO DOES IT HAVE A HISTORY OF

MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO OUTSIDE

GROUPS TO RUN INDEPENDENTLY OF

THE SHOW.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE WE MAKE

VIDEOS WE'RE A TELEVISION SHOW.

>> THEY WANT TO KNOW IF YOU GIVE

THEM TO OTHER GROUPS LIKE THE

COLBERT SUPERPAC.

>> Stephen: YES, THE CHAIR

CHARITY I'M INTERESTED IN THESE

DAYS IS COLBERT SUPERPAC.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

[LAUGHTER]

HOW ABOUT THIS ONE.

THIS IS ANOTHER QUESTION TO

HAVE.

>> HOW DOES THE CURRENT VIACOM,

COMEDY CENTRAL REVIEW AND

APPROVAL PROCESS FOR THE SHOW

WORK.

>> Stephen: THERE'S NO

APPROVAL.

I SAY WHAT I WANT.

>> THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE ASKING.

>> Stephen: I CAN PROVE IT.

HOW CAN I PROVE THEY HAD NO

APPROVAL OVER WHAT I SAID.

HEAD OF VIACOM SUMNER REDSTONE

IS ZEEMON SPAWN WHO FEASTS ON

YOUNG -- CHILDREN.

THEY WOULD NOT APPROVE OF THAT.

WHAT ELSE HAVE WE GOT?

LET'S TRY THAT ONE RIGHT THERE.

>> IF THE SHOW STOPPED COVERING

IT, WOULD THE PAC CONTINUE TO

EXIST AND BE ACTIVE?

>> Stephen: THAT'S KIND OF

PHILOSOPHICAL?

THAT'S LIKE ASKING WHAT IS THE

SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING WHILE

THE OTHER HAND TAKES CORPORATE

CONTRIBUTIONS.

[LAUGHTER]

HOW LONG BEFORE WE GET OUR

ANSWER BECAUSE THE CLOCK IS

TICKING?

>> THEY HAVE 60 DAYS SO END OF

JUNE, BEGINNING OF JULY.

>> Stephen: THAT WOULD BE

PERFECT FOR MY BUS TOUR.

[LAUGHTER]

TREVOR POTTER, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

ATTORNEY TREVOR POTTER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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