Former independent counsel Ken Starr torched Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team for leaking Mueller’s “whiny complaint” letter about Attorney General William Barr to the left-wing media in a bid to gaslight the public about his failed Russia collusion investigation.
“His letter — that was then leaked on the very eve of Bill Barr’s testimony — was essentially an unfair, whiny complaint,” Starr told Fox News host Martha MacCallum (video below).
Unlike Mueller, Starr did not leak to the media like a sieve when he was an independent counsel investigating the president of the United States.
Starr: Mueller sandbagged William Barr with leaked letter
Details of Mueller’s March 24 letter to Barr were leaked the night before Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
A slew of anti-Trump liberal media outlets reported that Mueller was upset that Barr’s 4-page summary of his 400-page report was not thorough enough. Keep in mind that summaries are supposed to be a lot shorter than whatever they’re summarizing.
Moreover, Barr followed up by releasing Mueller’s entire 400-page final report to the public, so there should be no complaints about withholding information.
Video by Fox News
Leaked letter was ‘unforgivable sin’ on Mueller’s part
But Ken Starr — whose investigation of Bill Clinton led to his impeachment — says the curious timing of Mueller’s leaked letter was an “unforgivable sin” that was totally unethical.
Starr says Mueller sandbagged Barr with that leak.
“His letter that was leaked on the very eve of Bill Barr’s testimony, was essentially, an unfair whiny complaint…Bill Barr that summarized the conclusions, which he was obliged to do. That wasn’t a discretionary call — he was obliged to do exactly what he did.
Then here comes Bob Mueller with this letter, which is then leaked. That is to me the unforgivable sin.
Bob Mueller badly injured this Attorney General and the Attorney General didn’t deserve that. But, of course, that created its own huge firestorm, including suggestions that the Attorney General was totally mischaracterizing the report and so forth.
When you look at that March 24 letter, Bill Barr was honestly trying to do the right thing and to do it in the right way.”
Reminder: Mueller did not disagree with Barr’s summary
Naturally, the leak was strategically timed to muddy the waters and damage William Barr’s heretofore sterling reputation — just like the countless other leaks during Mueller’s fruitless two-year investigation was designed to undermine Trump.
As BizPac Review reported, Mueller did not disagree with Barr’s summary of his final report, which was that there was no evidence of collusion, and there was insufficient evidence of obstruction of justice.
President Trump has criticized the Democrats’ efforts to compel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress, saying it’s a cheap attempt to relitigate the Russia collusion hoax.
Trump says that ship has sailed, and Democrats need to move on.
“Are they looking for a re-do because they hated seeing the strong ‘No Collusion’ conclusion? There was no crime, except on the other side…and no obstruction. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!”
Trump: Don’t let Dems get away with sleazy power grab
President Trump said Republicans must wake up to the reality that Democrats are making a sleazy power grab by any means necessary. And that includes looking for any possible opening to impeach him with.
For the record, Trump has committed no impeachable offenses, which is why he’s annoyed by the unending Russia witch hunt.
He warned: “They play very dirty, actually, like never before. Don’t allow them to get away with what they are doing!”
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