Ken Starr says Mueller report may not be 'fair and balanced'

Yes, Ken Starr, who somehow turned an investigation into a failed real estate deal into the world’s longest Penthouse Forum letter.

This guy is worried about the Mueller report appearing overly politicized.

This guy.

Talking Points Memo:

“So many questions have been raised about that staff and their leanings and so forth,” [Starr] said [in a Fox News interview], referring without naming him to President Donald Trump, and his characterization of Mueller’s team of prosecutors as “angry Democrats.”

Some on Mueller’s team donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, though Mueller himself and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed him, are Republicans. Justice Department regulations would have prevented Mueller from considering his prosecutors’ political leanings.

Mueller and his staff, Starr said, have “had the opportunity without any kind of cross examination — and kind of check, any kind of balance — to write whatever they want to write. And that, I think, legitimately raises concern of fairness and balance.”

First of all, why is anyone talking to this guy? He has his own scandal to sort out.

And talk about “leanings.” First of all, Brett “Bart O’Kavanaugh” Kavanaugh was part of Starr’s team. And Starr himself was — and is — a Republican.

Here’s a bit of background on Starr and his team from a July 2018 Washington Post op-ed by Nelson Cunningham, a former general counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Starr, too, was already an acknowledged leader in Republican legal circles back when he was named independent counsel. He boasted senior appointments from both Reagan and Bush 41, and, in 1994, he reportedly considered running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia as a Republican. He had been a judge and an appellate lawyer yet had no experience as an investigator or prosecutor before taking on the task of investigating a Democratic administration.

A detailed review of the team he picked shows that of the 11 lawyers who served over the years as his deputy independent counsels, eight were Republican and three were Democrats. And of those eight Republicans, five went on to senior political appointments under Republican political figures: judges, U.S. attorneys, and White House and congressional aides. In other words, these were not casual or incidental Republicans.

In other other words …


I know Republicans aren’t known for their consistency or intellectual honesty, but this is beyond the pale. I mean, seriously.

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