Former independent counsel Ken Starr, who led the prosecution during former President Bill Clintons impeachment in the 1990s, blasted the House Democrats inquiry into President Donald Trump, describing it as a “coup detat.”
He added that the current inquiry is “far removed” from the Watergate scandal that ensnared former President Richard Nixon, ultimately leading to his resignation.
Starr told Fox News that the Democrats current investigation has revealed no star witness in the vein of John Dean, the former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon. Dean testified against Nixon in the early 1970s.
“Heres John Dean testifying dramatically: Im in the Oval Office and I am participating in a criminal conspiracy with the president of the United States,'” said Starr, who headed the Whitewater probe into former President Clinton.
During the current inquiry into Trump, Democrats “have a witness who does not have a connection to the president … and knows of no crime. So its really night and day.”
On Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee during a televised hearing for about six hours. She told lawmakers that she didnt have any firsthand information regarding any alleged criminal activity or bribes.
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