Ken Starr, whose probe of Clintons exposed Lewinsky affair, 76

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   Emily Crane (New York Post)

Ken Starr, whose probe of Clintons exposed Lewinsky affair, 76
Ken Starr, a former federal judge who headed the probe that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, died in Texas on Tuesday due to complications from surgery.

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Ken Starr, a former federal judge whose investigation of Bill and Hillary Clinton's Whitewater scandal uncovered the 42nd president's affair with Monica Lewinsky and led to the second impeachment of a president in American history, died Tuesday at a Houston hospital.

Starr, a former US solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration, was 76. He died of complications from surgery, a spokeswoman said.

"We are deeply saddened with the loss of our dear and loving father and grandfather, whom we admired for his prodigious work ethic, but who always put his family first," his son Randall said in a statement.

"The love, energy, endearing sense of humor, and fun-loving interest dad exhibited to each of us was truly special, and we cherish the many wonderful memories we were able to experience with him."

Starr was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in 1983. He served in that post for nearly six years before resigning to become solicitor general, with current Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his prinicpal deputy.

Bush reportedly considered Starr for the Supreme Court nomination that ultimately went to David Souter.

Ken Starr died in Houston, Texas on Tuesday. He was 76.Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

In 1994, a special three-judge panel of the DC Circuit tapped Starr to investigate Whitewater, a complex probe of real estate investments by the Clintons that expanded to take in the president's affair with Lewinsky.

Starr graphically documented Bill Clinton's illicit encounters with the then-White House intern in the Starr report, which came out in the summer of 1998. The Republican-controlled House quickly impeached Clinton on articles of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the affair. Clinton was acquitted by the Senate in 1999.

Starr is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Mendell Starr, his three children and nine grandchildren.

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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Most will only remember him for the Clinton investigation.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

Why should anyone remember him for anything else? Conservative federal judges are a dime a dozen these days.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 weeks ago
Conservative federal judges are a dime a dozen these days.

Interpretation:  Somebody got to appoint a lot of judges that you don't like?

The word "Conservative" is given to mean rational.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Bingo!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

The amazing thing is that Starr was supposed to get the Supreme Court appointment that Souter got. George H.W. Bush thought Starr was too much of an independent and went with Souter and we all know how that turned out.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago
the Clinton investigation

... that turned into a BJ who done it after a bogus corruption start. too bad he wasn't interested in sex while he was at baylor, since he was ignoring, then mishandling, several sexual assault issues on campus.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago
too bad

As are a lot of things.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago
that turned into a BJ who done it

If only old Bill could have kept it in his pants or been remotely honest about it, none of it would have required a special investigation.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago
fter a bogus corruption start. t

Lol.  He convicted a governor, and an associate Attorney General among others for corruption.

If's that " bogus" there aren't words to describe the failure of Mueller and his zero convictions for collusion. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago
f only old Bill could have kept it in his pants or been remotely honest about it, none of it would have required a special investigation.

Democrats didn't believe laws apply to Presidents. Now they do. Or don't, if its Joe Biden.  Their situational ethics are hard to keep track of. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.2.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago
... that turned into a BJ

“Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, and then sometimes it's a dildo". - Bubba 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.2.6  Ronin2  replied to  devangelical @1.2    2 weeks ago

So just ignoring Clinton's perjury and obstruction?

With just hours left in office, President Clinton reached a deal with the independent counsel yesterday that ensures he will avoid indictment for his misleading statements about Monica S. Lewinsky. In exchange, Clinton offered prosecutor Robert W. Ray something he had never before been willing to give: a forthright admission that he gave false testimony under oath.

As a separate part of Clinton's effort to put the legal aftershocks of a sex scandal behind him, he reached an agreement with Arkansas authorities that spares him the humiliation of being stripped of his law license. Clinton agreed to pay $25,000 in fines and, in a symbolic penalty for a man with no plans to return to the bar, accepted a five-year suspension of his license.

"I tried to walk a fine line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely, but I now recognize that I did not fully accomplish this goal and that certain of my responses to questions about Ms. Lewinsky were false," Clinton said in a statement, which closed by saying, "I hope my actions today will bring closure and finality to these matters."

Clinton even admitted he committed perjury. Why can't you?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2.6    2 weeks ago

That deal may have been Starr's finest hour.

 
 

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