Ken Starr was the independent counsel who led the investigation of then President Bill Clinton.
That investigation played a crucial part in the House impeachment of Clinton.
It was only the wimpy Senate at the time that refused to convict Clinton.
Basically, Starr held the same kind of position as did special counsel Robert Mueller.
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The day before current Attorney General William Barr was slated to appear before the Senate, someone leaked a private letter sent by Mueller to Barr.
The letter was taken out of context and used to vilify Barr, which led to Barr’s refusal to appear before a House Committee.
Starr said that the release of the letter was an ‘unforgivable sin’ that should never have happened.
Fox News – Ken Starr: Leak of Mueller’s ‘whiny’ letter to Barr was an ‘unforgivable sin’ – Former independent counsel Ken Starr on Monday sharply criticized the leak of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s letter to Attorney General William Barr following Barr’s summary of the Russia report, calling the release of the letter an “unforgivable sin.”
“His letter, that was then leaked on the very eve of Bill Barr’s testimony, was essentially, I believe, an unfair, whiny complaint,” Starr argued on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
Details of the March 24 letter went public shortly before Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a tense hearing last week. Multiple news outlets reported that Mueller raised concerns about how Barr’s conclusions from the investigation were being portrayed, before the Justice Department had released a redacted version of Mueller’s report.
Starr also said Barr had been “obliged” to summarize Mueller’s findings…
No can convince me or most everyone else that the leak of the Mueller letter to Barr wasn’t politically motivated and timed.
Whoever leaked the letter had one intent and that was destroy Barr and hopefully force his resignation.
That leak should be investigated and if possible, the person prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for such a deliberate despicable act.
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