Friday, August 10, 2018

Only four years?

On Christmas Eve in 1998, five days after the House impeached President Bill Clinton, Brett Kavanaugh urged Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel not to pursue a criminal indictment of President Clinton until after he left office.

Kavanaugh, now Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy, delivered the advice in a private memorandum made public on Friday by the National Archives.

It shows that Judge Kavanaugh believed — rightly, it turned out — that the Senate would fail to convict the president for the “high crimes and misdemeanors,” for President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

He urged Mr. Starr to close the independent counsel’s office, which had spent four years pursuing President Clinton.

The cost of Mueller's investigation of Russia’s interference in 2016 (e.g. attack on Democracy) is about on pace with that of former special prosecutor Ken Starr’s inquiry into ex-President Bill Clinton (blow job) and former first lady Hillary Clinton’s real estate dealings in the 1990s. Starr spent over six years on the Whitewater investigation and billed taxpayers more than $70 million.

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