Now this is one book that’s sure to receive far less fanfare from the media.
Former independent counsel Ken Starr is set to release his new memoir this week, which includes the scintillating tidbit that he considered charging then-first lady Hillary Clinton with perjury after her “preposterous” deposition with investigators in 1995.
“I was upset over Mrs. Clinton’s performance, and was even considering bringing the matter before the Washington grand jury for possible indictment on perjury,” wrote Starr.
The book, “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation,” where Starr “finally sheds light on everything he couldn’t tell us during the Clinton years,” is set to be released Tuesday.
The deposition was in regard to the Whitewater investigation that dogged the Clinton White House for years. President Bill Clinton and the first lady were questioned about the suicide of White House adviser Vince Foster and other issues stemming from the land deal investigation, according to Fox News, which received an advance copy of the book.
While not very cooperative, Starr noted that the former president was “pleasant.”
“Clinton bobbed and weaved, but was always pleasant as he avoided answering,” Starr recalled.
But Hillary “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton was a whole different matter.
“In the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember,’” Starr says in the book. “This suggested outright mendacity. To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.”
He finally decided not to pursue charges because of the difficulty of proving she was lying.
“[P]roving that someone knowingly lied when they said ‘I don’t recall’ or ‘I don’t remember’ is extremely difficult, especially if that person is the First Lady,” Starr said. “What was clear was that Mrs. Clinton couldn’t be bothered to make it appear as if she were telling the truth.”
Starr appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to plug his book, and told host Tucker Carlson that he is “haunted” by the death of Foster.
“I was haunted by … what did Vince Foster do, as the deputy counsel to the president? He took his own life,” Starr said.
“We knew that he was depressed. We had very significant evidence that he was clinically depressed. Why was he clinically depressed? Complex question. But that’s why I was haunted. Why did this very successful, very bright lawyer take his own life within six months of the administration taking power? And that … haunts me to this day.”
Starr also shared his thoughts on special counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing probe of alleged Russian collusion.
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