Former United States Solicitor General Ken Starr, perhaps best known for his role as an independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton, said former Special counsel Robert Mueller did “a grave disservice” to the United States.
During an appearance on Fox News, Starr said he was bothered by Mueller’s decision to hire lawyers who openly supported the Democrat Party to his investigative team.
Following Mueller’s testimonies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Starr said via the Washington Examiner: “The entire process has been so unfortunate that I think, to be honest — and I love Bob Mueller as a human being, as a patriot — but I think he has done a grave disservice to our country in the way he conducted this investigation.
“Now, by the way, he said time and again, ‘I don’t question politics of my staff,’” the former solicitor general continued. “I understand that. But you aren’t blind to what your staff members are all about as human beings.”
Starr argued even the perception of bias was enough to cause the American people to doubt the credibility of the investigators and the integrity of their findings.
“You don’t ask them about it, but you don’t have to ask to know that your Andrew Weissmann-types are very, very partisan in their outlook on life,” he added.
Starr said a person’s politics does not have to invade their work, but said he wished there was an accountability factor that would have ensured the investigation was handled without any bias or prejudice.
“Now partisan people can put aside their partisanship, but it’s a test. Can they? And what steps did Bob Mueller take to assure the American people that he had, shall I say, a fair and balanced staff? That was one thing I thought was very revealing and missing,” he said.
Check it out: