Former independent counsel Ken Starr said that he believes President Trump’s impeachment is an attempt by the Democrats to overthrow the president.
Starr, 73, best known for heading an investigation into members of the Clinton administration, made the claim during an appearance on Life, Liberty, & Levin on Sunday night.
“That is abuse of power. We are going to impeach him before he’s done anything. Excuse me, you are using your power in a very vicious way,” he stated. “Whatever you think of him — you don’t think well of him; you think ill of him — it is not your business to use power in such an unprincipled way. Again, shame on you.”
“Do you think this is an effort to overthrow the president?” Levin asked.
“Absolutely,” Starr, a recurring contributor for Fox News, added. “Because of this, the Ukrainian subchapter, fitting into the larger volume of, ‘we are going to impeach him.’ Robert Mueller crashed and burned, bless his heart, an honorable man in July with his testimony. … It was like of Heaven, here comes Ukraine.”
The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on two articles of impeachment — one based on abuse of power and another for obstruction of Congress. The vote was a near party-line vote. Speaker Pelosi has yet to send the articles to the Senate, where they will hold a trial to determine whether Trump will be removed from office.
Starr’s comments appear to contradict previous statements he’s made about impeachment. Following U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee, Starr, who served as the U.S. solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush, said that, “We now know that the president, in fact, committed the crime of bribery. The something of value, that’s litigable.”
Author: Mike Brest
Source: Washington Examiner: Ken Starr says impeachment ‘absolutely’ an attempt to overthrow Trump