The saga of Stephen Colbert’s quest to start his own Super PAC continued last night, as he brought back his lawyer (and former FEC chief) Trevor Potter to help him answer some of the followup questions the FEC sent over. Once he sends his answers in, the FEC should get down to giving him an answer about his media exemption by the end of this month or beginning of July.
If you recall, Colbert caused a bit of a scene when he initially filed his papers a couple of weeks ago. He’s since posted it online for all to see in all its legalese-stuffed glory. If you’re looking for some context on why this is actually kind of a big deal, Stephen Hoban’s breakdown of the whole Colbert Super PAC situation is a pretty good place to start.