Ken Starr, the man whose criminal investigation led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton gave a damning criticism of the House Democrats’ initiated impeachment inquiry.
If any man knows what looks like an impeachable offense, it’s going to be the man who causes a President to be impeached.
Starr said, “The members were very strong. I think the members overall acquitted themselves extremely well on both sides of the aisle. The quality of the questioning was extremely high for the most part. One key thing, the Republicans not only are rock solid, so that means if this trend continues, there is no hope for impeachment, that’ll do it for the conviction in the Senate.”
“And to me, here was something that was very telling: No crime was proven today,” Starr said. “There were a lot terms used, extortion and bribery, but no crime. This is very unlike Nixon and unlike Clinton,” Starr added.
According to The Daily Wire,
Earlier in the day, Starr said that “we are living in this culture of impeachment — that everyone cries impeachment. And we inherited this process from the mother country. But the mother country hasn’t employed impeachment for executive branch officers — it’s a parliamentary system, of course — in two centuries.”
“So we need to find a better way to hold the executive accountable. If the Democrats believe that the president stepped over the line, discuss a motion of censure, resolution of censure, and say this is really bad,” Starr added. “But there’s no suggestion, to go back to Andy [McCarthy]’s point very briefly, that the president somehow was profiting from this, right? Bribery in the traditional sense means — and I know the statute is very broadly worded — but this does not seem like bribery. To the person on the street, this is going to seem like a stretch.”
Ken Starr: “no hope for impeachment” and “no crime was proven today” pic.twitter.com/xfVORRGbRJ
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 13, 2019