Alisyn Camerota Clashes With Ken Starr: How Can You Find Facts on Trump Putin Meetings Without Investigating?
Speaking with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota over President Donald Trump’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin with only his interpreter present, guest Ken Starr said it is possible to “get all the facts” about the meetings. Camerota, however, was not optimistic.
“You want to know the facts. How will you know the facts? There was an interpreter in a couple of these meeting and the president confiscated that interpreter’s notes and swore that interpreter to secrecy, so wouldn’t that arouse your suspicion,” she asked.
“That’s a good place to start. You gather the facts. Eventually, if you need — here’s the key and goes to what I think Bill Barr is going to be facing today…are you going to, as an investigator and for Bill Barr to allow the investigator to get to the bottom of things. If this is a legitimate question, you go to the interpret, and you take the other appropriate steps,” Starr replied.
Camerota then asked if would be possible to subpoena the interpreter’s notes and if Starr would support it.
“There will be a separation of powers, Alisyn, because we are talking about the presidency and so forth. This will be worked out. We will get to the bottom of this…” Starr said.
“But how? How, Ken? How will we get to the bottom of this,” Camerota interjected.
“Fact-finding,” he responded.
“There are two people involved and only a Russian interpreter on Vladamir Putin’s side. How will you ever get to the facts,” Camerota asked again.
“Again, Ken, how could you or the American people ever know the facts if there were only three people in the room and two of them were on Russia’s side,” the CNN host continued to ask.
“You inquire of the people who were there. Just accepting your narrative, that that’s true, you go about it in a very orderly way and say, okay, what do you know about this,” Starr said, adding the decision to subpoena will be up to Robert Mueller in his investigation.
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