Ken Starr: Not Enough Evidence Against Trump For Obstruction Of Justice...
"The answer is no."
The former independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, appeared on CNN's New Day, disappointing the anchor by saying there is cause for obstruction of justice.
“It’s too soon to tell,” Starr said after the CNN host asked about bringing charges. “From what I’ve seen — and of course we don’t know a whole lot — the answer is no.”
The mainstream media has been trying to tie President Donald Trump to any sort of charge. When fired FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate, he admitted that President Trump was not under investigation. Obstruction of justice is their new talking point.
Starr blew that theory out of the water with his testimony.
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The Daily Caller reports,
Starr’s comments come one day after the Washington Post reported that Robert Mueller, special counsel in the Russia inquiry, is investigating the president for obstruction.
Obstruction issues emerged during a Feb. 14 meeting in the Oval Office, when the president told former FBI Director James Comey that he hoped his disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn would elude criminal prosecution…
Though Starr says the president’s words are open to interpretation — and do not evince the “corrupt mindset” necessary for an obstruction charge — other individuals have been convicted of obstruction on the basis of expressing “hope.”
Progressive lawyer Alan Dershowitz agrees with Starr. He gave an interview with CNN’s “360” with Anderson Cooper where he said that the president has the right to fire anyone in the FBI because the organization falls under the executive branch. It is not obstruction of justice to fire an employee who is doing a poor job.
Ken Starr served as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and later as Solicitor General before appointed as an independent counsel investigating whether former President Bill Clinton lied about his extramarital affairs.