Ken Starr has some really bad news for President Donald Trump. The former independent counsel whose investigation directly led to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton says, “I think the president can be indicted.”
Starr is no liberal lawyer. He served as President George H.W. Bush’s Solicitor General. John Roberts, now the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was his deputy. In recent years, Starr served as the Chancellor of Baylor University, a private Christian university based in Waco, Texas.
“No one is above the law,” Starr told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. “And so in my judgment the president can in fact be indicted,” he adds, as Mediaite reports.
Of course, nothing is ever easy – or definitive.
Starr warns, “we do not have an authoritative resolution on the issue.” And he says it “cannot happen, as I see it, under Justice Department policy that’s enforceable on Bob Mueller,” the special counsel investigating President Trump and Russia’s attack on the U.S. election.
Things can change.
And Starr also delivers more bad news for this president.
“The president is subject to subpoena,” Starr says.
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‘The Smoking Gun’: Legal Experts Stunned at Bombshell Report Implicating Trump in Cohen’s Federal Crime
BuzzFeed News report published late Thursday night found that President Donald Trump has been implicated in Michael Cohen’s criminal lies to Congress. According to the report, Trump directed Cohen to lie about the 2016 Trump Tower Moscow negotiations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence to prove it.
Given that Cohen has already pleaded guilty to this crime, legal experts argued that, if the report is accurate, it is devastating for the president.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 18, 2019
If there are text messages and other receipts, that’s the ballgame. That’s the smoking gun. https://t.co/4Jd1LLn8Id
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 18, 2019
If true, he’s done: President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project https://t.co/B7fbVMIONW via @jasonleopold @MSNBC @BWilliams @11thHour @NicolleDWallace @DeadlineWH @NBCInvestigates @NBCNews
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) January 18, 2019
There’s even footage of Lindsey Graham asking him this exact question. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/V93EWS6uYV
— Matt Ford (@fordm) January 18, 2019
This sounds like conspiracy to commit/suborning perjury. And of course, there are others in Trump’s orbit who testified as well. There could be a lot more shoes dropping here.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 18, 2019
We are entering territory in which a lack of response from Congress is starting to become frightening. If this isn’t enough, then what could be?
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) January 18, 2019
“There’s nothing wrong with telling Cohen to lie to Congress” is gonna be lit.
— NeverSaid”Hat” (@Popehat) January 18, 2019
This story is a very big deal. It’s a big enough deal that I’m going to refrain from commenting on it tonight. I and the team will put together our thoughts early in the morning over coffee on @lawfareblog. Good night. Yours til the ship sinks!
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) January 18, 2019
Looks Like Robert Mueller Could Be Getting Ready to Charge Roger Stone: Washington Post
For the first time ever Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked the House Intelligence Committee for a transcript. And that transcript is of testimony given by former Trump advisor and longtime Trump BFF Roger Stone, as the Washington Post reports.
The Post calls it “a sign that prosecutors could be moving to charge him with a crime.”
“The move suggests that the special counsel is moving to finalize his months-long investigation of Stone — a key part of Mueller’s inquiry into whether anyone in President Trump’s orbit coordinated with the Russians.”
Roger Stone “has given conflicting accounts about what prompted him to accurately predict during the 2016 race that WikiLeaks was going to unleash material that would hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.”
Legal experts say Mueller may be getting ready to charge Stone.
“That suggests prosecutors are getting ready to bring a charge,” former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner told the Post. “Prosecutors can’t bring a charge without an original certified copy of the transcript that shows the witness lied.”
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