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Ken Starr: No Crime Proven Today

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr, whose work was the basis for the impeachment of Bill Clinton, said that Wednesday’s House impeachment hearings demonstrated no crime — unlike in the cases of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon. Therefore, the Senate will not vote too convict.

Now, I know what everyone says, that this is a political process and the Constitution does not require a crime to be committed for conviction on impeachment.

But in fact, if a crime has not been convicted, the bar is very high to remove a president. If it’s going to be for bad behavior, it has to be very bad behavior. And denying a corrupt regime its missiles is just not going to be viewed as egregious enough to reverse an election right — and right before the next election.

Ken Starr: Trump’s Statements Do Not Rise to Obstruction

Former Special Prosecutor Ken Starr said Thursday that he does not believe Trump’s purported statements to ex-FBI Director James Comey amount to obstruction of Justice.

Obstruction of Justice is really a very hard crime to make out. It’s not just, you want the investigation to go away, you suggested the investigation goes away, you’ve got to take really affirmative action.

Starr noted that Trump was expressing a “hope” that the investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn would go away. “The language is far removed from a directive,” Starr said, even though Comey said he interpreted it that way.