Ken Starr: Mueller’s Leaked Letter Was an “Unforgivable Sin”
Like Robert Mueller, lawyer Kenneth Starr has led an investigation into a sitting president. Starr’s late 90’s investigation into Bill Clinton led to the 42nd president being impeached. The Senate, however, acquitted Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum invited Starr on her show last night to get his thoughts on the Mueller Investigation. The former lawyer felt that Mueller had committed an “unforgivable sin” by writing a letter that found fault with William Barr’s findings.
Starr explained to MacCallum, “His letter, that was then leaked on the very eve of Bill Barr’s testimony, was essentially, I believe, an unfair, whiny complaint.”
The lawyer continued:
“Here comes Bob Mueller with this letter which is then leaked. That is, to me, the unforgivable sin.He, Bob Mueller, badly injured this attorney general and the attorney general didn’t deserve that but, of course, that created its own huge firestorm including suggestions that the attorney general was totally mischaracterizing the report and so forth.”
After receiving the report from the FBI, Barr penned a 4 page letter that was largely favorable to the president. Mueller took issue with the Attorney General’s characterization.
In a letter that was later leaked to the press, Mueller wrote that Barr’s summation, “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.” He continued, “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”