Monday, December 31, 2018

Ken Starr weighs in

If you're old enough, you remember Ken Starr. If not, he was independent counsel investigating Bill Clinton's affairs.
“Do you think that if there is the right evidence, Bob Mueller or another prosecutor could indict a sitting president, Donald Trump?” MSNBC host Ari Melber asked Starr on Wednesday, which was the 20th anniversary of Clinton’s impeachment.

“Yes,” Starr replied. “But the Justice Department has a different view and, as you know, had a different view for almost half a century, going back to a brief file by then–Solicitor General Robert Bork, then Office of Legal Counsel formal opinions, including during the Clinton administration.”

Bork in his brief wrote that a vice president could be indicted while serving, but that a sitting president could not be indicted.


The former special prosecutor said he believes the public interest in the enforcement of criminal laws is higher than civil litigation.


Starr also said that Mueller is “a person of complete integrity” and to “let the man do his job.” He added that “impeachment is hell” for the public to go through.

Trump in the president's seat is hell for the entire world, including flora and fauna.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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