Ken Starr Ramps Up Attacks on Mueller: His Report Has ‘Over 1,000 Footnotes. I Mean… Why?’
Former independent counsel Ken Starr attacked the length of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, telling Fox News that “there’s just too much detail.”
Speaking with Fox’s Bill Hemmer, Starr argued “the whole issue is, is there collusion?” and says the report did not prove that, but used too many footnotes.
“It starts out with there is no suggestion of collusion, whatever. At the end of that discussion, no suggestion of — and yet we read all of these detailed, elaborate footnotes.” Starr said.
Starr led the wide-ranging investigation into former President Bill Clinton that ultimately resulted in Clinton’s impeachment trial in the late 1990s.
“There are over 1,000 footnotes. I mean… why? The point of this report is simply to say why I prosecuted or why I didn’t prosecute. This is not a term paper,” he continued.
Starr’s attack on Mueller’s report comes just days after his appearance on Fox’s The Story, Monday night, during which he attacked Mueller’s letter to Attorney General Bill Barr that was leaked and made public on the eve of the AG’s congressional testimony.
Mueller stated, in his letter, that Barr had mischaracterized the full report in his summary of its findings.
“His letter, that was then leaked on the very eve of Bill Barr’s testimony, was essentially, I believe, an unfair, whiny complaint,” Starr previously told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.
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