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Ken Starr Confirms There Is ‘Not Even Close’ To Any Evidence To Impeach Trump

Nov. 5, 2018 (EIRNS)—Former independent counsel Ken Starr—the prosecutor who led the investigation into impeachable offenses against President Bill Clinton—has seen the case against Trump, and come away unconvinced. “Not even close,” he told an interviewer on Sunday morning. “I know of no evidence that would suggest that [Trump] has committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” reported The Hill yesterday. Starr was a guest on New York radio 970AM, hosted by John Catsimatidis.

“You can hate the way he tweets ... you can disagree with his policies ... but be very careful before you move the country toward impeachment,” he cautioned. “It’s inherently divisive.”

“Essentially, you need a consensus among ‘we the people’ ” for impeachment, Starr was quoted as saying.

“We the American people need to agree this President should go. We had that with Richard Nixon. We did not have it with Bill Clinton. We didn’t even have it a century ago with Andrew Johnson, and we certainly don’t have it with Donald Trump. We have a nation divided, but a nation divided does not mean let’s get rid of the President,”

he said.

Starr’s comments quoted by The Hill are all the more pertinent, in that he is otherwise a staunch defender of both Robert Mueller and the position of special counsel in general. He sees no problem with the “mission creep” of Mueller’s going after Manafort, indicting Russians or any other objects in his pursuit of “justice.” In that light, the persons of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, his associates Peter Strzok and Lisa Page presented a big problem for Starr: How this revered institution the FBI could allow these “bad apples ... to take these very important roles,” was completely beyond him.

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