Vernon Jordan submitted a fee reimbursement request in excess of $300,000, but the D.C. Circuit denied the claim except for $1215.00 representing 2.7 hours to review the Independent Counsel's final report. In a per curiam opinion, the Court wrote in pertinent part that:
Jordan cites his no doubt accurate claim to be a prominent Washington attorney and a friend of the President as the reason for the intensity of the investigation, but other than a conclusory statement, he offers no fashion in which the Act was a ‘‘but for’’ cause of all or part of the investigation generating the attorney fees for which he now seeks reimbursement. . . . With one finite exception which will be discussed infra, nothing in Jordan’s application or the supporting documentation supports the proposition that the investigation of Jordan was any longer or more intense than it would have been in the absence of the requirements of the Act. The Attorney General when she made the referral, and the Independent Counsel when he conducted the investigation, had credible, indeed compelling, evidence that Monica Lewinsky had committed perjury and was attempting to suborn perjury of others. This was accompanied by other evidence that the President of the United States had committed perjury and had suborned or attempted to suborn others. Evidence developed from this evidence established that Jordan, a friend of the President, had undertaken extensive efforts to benefit Lewinsky, the apparent perjurer and suborner of others. Jordan offers no reason why any prosecutor in the absence of the Act would not have investigated these serious allegations of criminal wrongdoing as thoroughly as did the Independent Counsel.