Many people seem to be questioning whether lawmakers should call for a special prosecutor to investigate the veracity of Russian interference in the election and the White House administration. One person who knows the full extent of whether or not this is necessary and productive is Ken Starr, the controversial investigator of former President Bill Clinton’s administration.
Starr told “Fox and Friends” recently, “It’s a bad idea as a general matter. It’s a tool, but it’s a last-resort tool. Let the process work.” He continued to say that the Justice Department and FBI are capable of carrying out the investigations without the added effort of a special prosecutor. “We’ve got a great Justice Department. We have career prosecutors with total integrity, and we have an FBI that has over 10,000 special agents. And these are terrific men and women. Let them do their job,” said Starr.
Starr may or may not have any sway with agitated lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They have renewed their call for a special prosecutor or independent commission on the Russia probe since President Trump fired James Comey, the FBI Director. Comey was leading the bureau’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election as well as potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign staff.
Starr has a unique perspective since he was a former federal judge and the solicitor general. He was appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton and his administration while he served in the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel. It was his “Starr Report,” that led to Clinton’s eventual impeachment.
After you listen to his perspective posted in the Tweet below, please let us know if you agree with Starr.
“Let the process work.” -Judge Ken Starr argues a special prosecutor is not needed in Russia probe pic.twitter.com/t0DxAwzOBu
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 16, 2017
Credit: The Hill