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February 19, 1997
WHITE HOUSE aides would be wise to temper their exultation over the decision of Whitewater counsel Kenneth Starr to step down this summer to take over a law school deanship on the West Coast. While there is little reason to quarrel with the widely held assumption that President and Mrs. Clinton will not be indicted for their financial dealings in Arkansas a decade ago, the exploding scandal over fund raising for his 1996 re-election campaign could be a lot more pertinent and a lot more damning.
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NEWS
February 13, 1999
AT LAST the Senate has redeemed Congress and kept faith with the nation, its history and Constitution.The Senate acquitted Bill Clinton of high crimes and misdemeanors, because he did not commit them. It refused to convict him of unproven low crimes.Had the Senate removed Mr. Clinton from office, the Constitution would have been changed irrevocably. The finality of elections and stability of institutions would have been undermined.Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr dogged the president more than four years, turning an instruction to investigate impartially into a license to oust Mr. Clinton by any means.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 21, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Monica Lewinsky have been told that she must agree to plead guilty to some offense to reach an agreement with Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who is investigating her relationship with President Clinton, said a person with knowledge of the investigation.Lewinsky's new legal team is pressing Starr to grant her full immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony, in which the former White House intern would acknowledge a sexual relationship with the president, said the person, who insisted on anonymity.
NEWS
August 19, 1998
THE UNITED STATES is demeaned before the world and its own eyes by the appearance of President Clinton on television to admit to what most people consider adultery and to declare, Nixon-style, that he is not a crook.The fault is his own, for doing what he should never have done; Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's, for mounting a massive and inappropriate investigation into personal conduct violating every American's concept of the right of privacy; the press pack's and the nation's for their insatiable and gleeful prurience.
NEWS
August 20, 1999
KENNETH Starr should personally write or supervise the final report that his Office of Independent Counsel is required to produce before it shuts down.For five years, one of its obvious targets has been Hillary Rodham Clinton, against whom it has brought no charges. Whatever it does or says about her -- or refrains from doing or saying -- will figure in the 2000 Senate race in New York. She is almost certain to be the Democratic nominee.Mr. Starr cannot honorably go this far and then hand it over to a caretaker or successor, whatever his personal or professional desires.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | January 26, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The message in the subpoena served on Hillary Rodham Clinton is that President Clinton is at the mercy of both his friends and his enemies as he seeks a second term in the White House.The decision by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr to call the first lady before a grand jury was a chilling warning that the days of treating Hillary Clinton with kid gloves have passed.Lawyers wait outsideRather than being interviewed in the White House with her lawyers at her side, she will be examined by a prosecutor before 23 members of a grand jury in a federal courthouse, while her lawyers wait outside.
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By Paul Delaney | July 5, 1998
WHEN it's all over, when independent counsel Kenneth Starr has shuttered the windows and turned off the last lights of his vast prosecutorial empire, I will bow in gratitude -- we all should give thanks. I won't be relieved simply because this expensive and extraordinary experience is finally done with, whether or not he gets his man. Personally speaking, Ken Starr hit me with a two-by-four and helped make up my mind on two issues I've been in turmoil about for some time.Thanks to the independent counsel, I am now against the grand jury system and the Independent Counsel Act whose enactment I supported two decades ago. The former would require a constitutional amendment to do away with, being a carry-over from 12th century England and now woven into our sense of justice as deeply as trial by jury.
NEWS
June 13, 1998
Kenneth Starr's quest for lawyer's notes threatens vital 0) trustsThe request by Kenneth Starr to invade the attorney-client privilege between the late Vincent Foster and his lawyer is truly inappropriate ("Court cool to Starr's request," June 9).As a practicing psychologist for the past 38 years, I have participated in the process of confidentiality between client and professional. The purpose of this process is obviously to allow an atmosphere for the client to fully trust the professional with anything that the client wishes to convey.
NEWS
November 28, 1998
KENNETH Starr did his utmost to accumulate evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors for the House to use in impeaching President Clinton, and failed. That is the conclusion most fair-minded people take from his referral and testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, scrutinizing the Monica Lewinsky affair while omitting the more serious allegations Mr. Starr was assigned to investigate.But that is not the conclusion that the committee's Republican majority wishes to reach. Its Dec. 1 hearing looms as an exercise in public relations to persuade more American people of the gravity of the perjury charges.
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By Mona Charen | September 26, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Let's use some imagination. Suppose that George Bush were still president. Suppose further that his former business partner of 14 years, found guilty of four felonies including fraud, has been sentenced to jail for contempt of court. The reason? Refusing to cooperate with a grand-jury investigation into the activities of the president.Would this not be front-page news, day after day? Would the jailed friend of the president not be featured on every network news broadcast regularly?
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