Trump Defense Counsel Ken Starr Says Impeachment is 'Hell'

Trump Defense Counsel Ken Starr Says Impeachment is 'Hell' Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: January 27, 2020 04:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ken Starr, the man whose probe led to the impeachment of the 42nd president, has gone before senators to argue against the ouster of the 45th.


Starr stood before the Senate as part of President Donald Trump's defense team and likened impeachment to "hell." He suggested it's a sword that lawmakers should kept sheathed.

Starr is best known as the independent counsel whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

He spoke to the jurors in a modulated tone - flicking at the Pentagon Papers, Richard Nixon’s crimes, the Iran- Contra scandal and even the Clinton impeachment. Starr says that for the American public, the impeachment process is tantamount to “domestic war."

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