Former Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr writes in a new book that he nearly charged Hillary Clinton with perjury for her answers to prosecutors’ questions during a 1995 a deposition.
“I was upset over Mrs. Clinton’s performance, and was even considering bringing the matter before the Washington grand jury for possible indictment on perjury,” Starr wrote in “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation,” which is being released Tuesday.
“In the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember,’” Starr wrote, according to an advance copy of the book obtained by Fox News. “This suggested outright mendacity. To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.”
Starr indicated he did not charge Clinton because it would be to hard to prove she lied when claiming she couldn’t recall events. During the same interview with prosecutors, Bill Clinton performed better, according to Starr, who said the then-president “bobbed and weaved, but was always pleasant as he avoided answering.”
Clinton would later be accused by Republicans – though again not criminally charged – with lying to Congress about her private email server. She allegedly falsely testified that she never received emails marked classified, that she had provided all her work-related emails, and that her lawyers had read every email to determine what was work-related.