Ken Starr: The big difference between Trump, Clinton impeachments

Ken Starr: The big difference between Trump, Clinton impeachments


SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND IT’S SO INTENSE, THERE IS SO MUCH HATRED FLYING AROUND, YOU WONDER WHAT YOU WILL THINK WHEN YOU LOOK BACK YEARS FROM NOW. YOU FOR THAT POSITION. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>RIGHT. WELL, IT WAS A RIGHTEOUS PROCESS. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES COMMITTED SERIOUS CRIMES. THERE WAS NO DISPUTE HE COMMITTED PERJURY KNOWINGLY AND OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE. IF SOMEONE HAS SECOND THOUGHTS AND REGRETS, THAT’S A PERSONAL DECISION. BUT WHAT THE PERSON DID NOT SAY AND THE FACTS AS I NOW UNDERSTAND THEM SHOW THAT YOU DID NOTHING WRONG. THAT’S THE KEY. COMING TO THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS, WHAT WE HAVE NOW UNDER WAY IS UNPRECEDENTED IN AMERICAN HISTORY. IT IS GOING DOWN IF IT CONTINUES AS THE MOST PARTISAN IMPEACHMENT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. NOT EVEN THE ANDREW JOHNSON IMPEACHMENT IN 1968 WAS THIS PARTISAN PARTISA PARTISAN.>>Martha: YOU THINK THERE WAS GOOD REASON TO IMPEACH BILL CLINTON. AND EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE AND WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID.>>PRESIDENT CLINTON COMMITTED PERJURY.>>Martha: LYING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH WITH MONICA LEWINSKY.>>AND ALSO OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE. FOUND IN CONTEMPT BY A UNITED STATES JUDGE FOR OBSTRUCTING JUDGMENT. THINK OF THE “ME TOO” MOVEMENT. EVERYONE LIES ABOUT THAT. UNDER OATH? I DON’T THINK SO IS. THAT’S NOT THE LAW OF THE LAND. PRESIDENT TRUMP HASN’T COMMITTED ANY CRIMES WHATSOEVER. THIS HAS BEEN AN IMPEACHMENT IN SEARCH OF A LABEL. NOW IT’S ABUSE OF POWER. I WOULD COMMENT TO EVERYONE THINKING WHAT ARE THE FACTS? READ THE TESTIMONY OF AMBASSADOR FOLKER. HE SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT COMMITTED NO CRIMES. THE EVIDENCE POINTS IRONICALLY IN FAVOR OF THE PRESIDENT. WHAT THE SPEAKER HAS DONE IS STEP OUT OF HER HISTORIC ROLE. SHE GAVE POWER TO HERSELF AND IS WRAPPING HERSELF IN A FLAG OF PATRIOTISM. I THINK IT’S FRANKLY ARROGANCE MASQUERADING AS PATRIOTISM. THE FOUNDING GENERATIONS INSISTS WE MUCH IMPEACH. THAT’S JUST WRONG AND UNFAIR TO THE COUNTRY.>>Martha: LOOKING BACK AT NANCY PELOSI AND WHAT SHE SAID IN 1998. WATCH.>>TODAY THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IS NOT JUDGING THE PRESIDENT WITH FAIRNESS BUT IMPEACHING HIM WITH A VENGEANCE. THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESIDENT, THE PRINCIPLES THAT AMERICANS HOLD DEAR — PRIVACY AND CHECKS AND BALANCES — HAVE BEEN VIOLATED. WHY? WE ARE HERE TODAY BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE ARE PARALYZED WITH HATRED OF PRESIDENT CLINTON.>>Martha: TODAY NANCY PELOSI SAID THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT IN AMERICA. THAT’S A STRONG CHARGE. LAST TIME I LOOKED AROUND THE COUNTRY STILL SEEMED TO BE — SOCIETY APPEARS TO BE INTACT.>>IT’S A RIDICULOUS CHARGE. THE SPEAKER SHOULD BE ASHAMED. IN CONTRAST TO THE WAY HENRY HYDE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CONDUCTED IMPEACHMENT WITH THE ULTIMATE SUPERVISION OF NEWT GINGRICH THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND YOU GO BACK TO NIXON. IN THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT OVER 400 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUPPORTED THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. THINK OF THAT: 400 VOTES TO 4 OR 5 AGAINST THE INQUIRY. HERE THIS SPEAKER BY HER ANNOUNCEMENT IN SEPTEMBER HELPED SET THE STAGE FOR ZERO REPUBLICAN SUPPORT. YOU NEED BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.>>Martha: ABSOLUTELY. AND TURLEY SAID YOU DON’T WANT TO LEAVE HALF THE COUNTRY BEHIND. DID YOU THINK THAT THE WHITE HOUSE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION TO NOT PARTICIPATE IN MONDAY’S HEARINGS?>>YES, AND FOR THE REASONS STATED IN THE LETTER.>>Martha: THANK YOU. COME UP A GLOBAL INVESTIGATION AS TO WHETHER A DEADLY ATTACK IN A NAVAL BASE IN FLORIDA IS TERRORISM RELATED. THE SHOOTER WAS A SAUDI AVIATION

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