Ken Starr Says He Almost Charged Hillary Clinton With Perjury
Ken Starr is coming out with a new memoir that tells his side of the story story behind the 90s-era Clinton investigation.
Starr, the former independent counsel who was initially selected to investigate the Whitewater scandal and ended up charging former President Bill Clinton with perjury over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, reveals in his book Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation that he almost charged then-First Lady Hillary Clinton with perjury as well.
“I was upset over Mrs. Clinton’s performance, and was even considering bringing the matter before the Washington grand jury for possible indictment on perjury, Starr wrote.
Starr specifically recalled a deposition of the First Lady on Jan. 22, 1995, and alleged that “in the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember.'”
“This suggested outright mendacity,” Starr elaborated. “To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.”
Ultimately, Starr determined there wasn’t enough evidence to prove that she committed perjury.
He was asked about the decision not to charge the future Secretary of State during a Monday night appearance on Fox News.
“You have to be able to prove the case,” Starr told Tucker Carlson. “There are clear differences between what the prosecutor knows and what the prosecutor can prove. So we were following Justice Department policy. We knew we had to prove the case- beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Starr added that he remains “haunted” by the death of Vince Foster, the Deputy White House Counsel to Bill Clinton, asking “why was he clinically depressed,” which led him to take his own life only six months into the Clinton administration.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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