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‘Bad Idea’: Ken Starr Opposes Having Special Prosecutor for Russia Probe


Democrats in Washington have been calling for the Justice Department to bring in a special prosecutor to lead the investigation of Russian influence over November’s election and possible ties to President Donald Trump‘ campaign. Those cries amplified after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey during the investigation, and are likely to reach a deafening volume after reports that the President disclosed classified information during a recent meeting with Russian officials. One person who doesn’t want a special prosecutor? Ken Starr, the man who served that very role during an investigation of President Bill Clinton.

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Starr, the former Dean of Pepperdine Law School and ex-President of Baylor University, said that special prosecutors should be a “last resort.”

Starr pointed out that the Justice Department employs thousands of highly qualified individuals who can more than handle the task. “These are terrific men and women,” Starr said. “Let them do their job.”

Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer feel differently. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed to recuse himself from the Russia investigation due to his own ties to the Trump campaign, Schumer still wasn’t satisfied, believing that anyone who directly in that same chain of command would be suspect.

Starr was a special prosecutor in the 1990s, writing a notorious report of President Clinton’s activities, including details of his affair with Monica Lewinsky and evidence of lying under oath.

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