FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
This is somewhat surprising because Starr is in no way a Trump ally and is more of an establishment figure. He’s a symbol of the 90s and the special prosecutor who was slandered relentlessly by Democrats for daring to investigate Bill Clinton. Crazy how their opinions suddenly changed when it was Trump being targeted.
Perhaps that’s why Starr’s got zero cares left to give over this and is commenting freely?
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.
This is what many of us have been saying since late 2017. After Barr released his initial findings from the Mueller report, his disciples on the right ran to tell us “see, see how honorable he was, he didn’t frame Trump!” Such assertions were nonsense.
What was speculated for years is that Mueller would release a report that was essentially a roadmap to impeachment for the Democrats in the House. That’s exactly what he did. The report is full of material that had no business being included in the absence of a crime. It’s slanderous garbage and a total affront to how prosecutorial authority is supposed to be used.
“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.
Andrew C. McCarthy has made this point multiple times. The job of a prosecutor (Mueller in this case) is to decide to prosecute or not. It’s not to write a term paper about how bad you think someone is while not having the guts to prosecute. Mueller chose to not even make a decision on obstruction, which was the only reason for his appointment, instead choosing to do Rep. Jerry Nadler’s work for him.
Mueller’s report is a dumpster fire of insinuation and cowardice. If he felt Trump obstructed justice, he should have said so. It was not his job to produce a politically tinged document, where he doesn’t actually say something but just lays out masses of information to serve as catnip to Democrats.
The justice system is not supposed to work this way. Whether you are a guy living on the street or the President of the United States. Starr’s criticism of Mueller is well deserved.