Trump’s Impeachment Legal Team Includes Kenneth Starr
Monica Lewinsky: “Are you f*cking kidding me?”
President Donald Trump’s impeachment team includes Kenneth Starr, the man “who led the Whitewater investigation into then-President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s.”
Others include former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former federal prosecutor Robert Ray, member of Trump’s legal team during Mueller’s investigation Jane Raskin, and Alan Dershowitz.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone will lead the team along with Jay Sekulow. Cipollone also chose his deputies Michael Purpura and Patrick Philbin to work with them.
Monica Lewinsky immediately reacted to the Starr decision.
this is definitely an “are you fucking kidding me?” kinda day.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) January 17, 2020
From The Washington Examiner:
More than two decades ago, the Whitewater case led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton for lying under oath about his affair with Lewinsky, who was a White House intern. Starr’s final report was released to the public and was published in a book called The Starr Report: The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair in 1998.
Clinton was impeached by the House over charges related to the cover-up of his with Lewinsky, but was acquitted by the Senate in 1999. Lewinsky has spoken out on a number of occasions about the public shaming she suffered in the aftermath of the incident.
Ray eventually succeeded Starr in the Whitewater inquiry.
Politico has more on the leaders on the team:
Trump’s impeachment legal strategy has taken shape under Cipollone, who replaced Don McGahn as White House counsel in late 2018. The 53-year old longtime corporate litigator worked under Attorney General William Barr during his first stint at the Justice Department in the George H.W. Bush administration. Cipollone entered Trump’s orbit during the 2016 presidential campaign via an introduction from conservative commentator and longtime friend Laura Ingraham and later helped prep the then-GOP nominee for his debates with Hillary Clinton.
As White House counsel, Cipollone added about 20 attorneys who have specifically been assigned to oversight issues that Democrats ultimately used to launch their impeachment proceedings.
His top associates, Michael Purpura and Patrick Philbin, will also be on the Senate impeachment team. Philbin is a former Cipollone colleague from Kirkland and Ellis who served in senior positions at the George W. Bush Justice Department, at one point even working as a top aide to then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey.
Purpura served as a federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York and later as a George W. Bush White House aide handling oversight issues when Democrats won control of the House and Senate in the 2006 midterms. Purpura had been on the shortlist early on in the Trump administration for a lifetime judicial appointment based in Hawaii. But that nomination never came, and Purpura ultimately left a high-paying private equity job in real estate to come work in the Trump White House.
Dershowitz “will focus on the constitutional arguments against impeachment and against removing the president from office.” He has defended Trump since 2017, but people seem to forget he voted for Clinton. But he also opposed President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. The team said in a statement he basically joined the team because “he believes the issues at stake go to the heart of our enduring Constitution.”
Bondi joined the White House in November. She served as an advisor on impeachment.
Raskin works as a personal attorney for Trump. She “had a lead role in defending Trump in the Mueller probe.”
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Just what I was waiting for. An off color quote from a world renowned BJ artist.
Monica said the choice of Starr “sucks, blows, or whatever”.
Does Monica post from a blue
For some reason, I do not care what Monica thinks.
Monica was never known for her thinking.
Also Monica Lewinsky: “Being an intern sucks.”
I wish they would add Congressman Jim Jordan.
There will be issues and questions that come up where it will require someone with the IMMEDIATE knowledge of Top Secret memos and documents to respond. Jordan has that. He has read all the documents. He will know immediately when someone is lying and covering.
“How dare Trump hire a lawyer who has real experience with the impeachment process! Doesn’t he know this is strictly a television and social media event? The law has nothing to do with it!”
Alan Dershowitz is a good choice for a number of reasons, including being a democrat, being consistent in opposing both the clinton and trump impeachment – lacking the double standard common among partisans (especially democrats)
Ken Starr on the other hand is a bad choice. Irrespective of his skills as an attorney, the optics of using him are very bad.
After seeing Lewinsky tweet? And thinking it felt slightly proggy/SWG? I look to see if Lewy is on is the prog lecture circuit? Yeah. Of course she is.
And this –
May 10, 2018, 6:05 AM PDT/Updated May 10, 2018, 6:05 AM PDT
By Adam Edelman
Monica Lewinsky said Wednesday that she had been “uninvited” from an event on social change after the organization hosting it learned that former President Bill Clinton had also accepted an invitation to attend.
“dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and — then after i’ve accepted — uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited,” Lewinsky tweeted Wednesday.
Quid pro quo?
well, she was a very dedicated morale officer of the party.
One would think that Monica would have the sense to maintain silence since her best known accomplishment was “Billy Jeffing” former President Clinton.
I would have liked to see Jonathan Turley, but I don’t know if that’s possible.
and yes lol @ monica and her attempts at relevance
With all due respect to my fellow commenters, President Clinton took advantage of a young girl, who due to the notoriety of the events, has never married. This is a tragedy for Miss Lewinsky.
I don’t care what Miss Lewinsky tweets. She was damaged by our “leaders” and it was despicable. I’m so sorry for her losses and have no desire to pile on. She could have had a handsome husband and beautiful children if Pres. Clinton hadn’t been enabled by everyone around him, including Madam Secretary Clinton.
How did they dare to trash a young girl’s life, to satisfy their lust for power and money? Gutter trash, that’s the Clintons. Miss Lewinsky is just another bump in their road.
While Clinton is a serial rapist, criminal, and all around scum bucket, Lewinsky chased the sob. I don’t feel sorry for that witch at all.
Proof that Leftists and Dems have no brains?
Clinton was expelled from Oxford after he was accused of rape.
“Believe all your women accusers we must Bill.”
Bullsh*t. There is not a shred of evidence, that he was expelled or that he was accused. If there were any truth to it it would have come out in 1992 when he ran for president.
Bullshit back at you. He raped the girl and it was covered up.
You always side with the progs.
And you know this how? You’re making it up out of your disgusting depraved mind, because you’re a liar.
And you lie again when you claim I side with the progs. That is the problem with you. I side with the truth. You don’t believe in the truth; to you the truth depends entirely on whose ox is gored. You’ll say literally anything if it helps your side or hurts the opposition. That makes you a “prog”. Because that is what they do.
Barry, she was what? 20? 22? Around there. She wasn’t a witch. This all happened in the late 90s. Her parents raised her. What did they teach her? What did her school teach her? What did our general culture teach her?
We can blame individuals all we want, but after the “sexual revolution,” if a child picks up the wrong messages, the wrong instruction, is it her fault or the fault of those who raised her?
We cannot expect a child, female or male, to have good judgment if they are not raised that way. We have familial carnage all around us — everywhere! If we truly wish to stop the carnage, to heal it, we have to be honest about what causes it, rather than pick on a 20-something that hadn’t had time to gain the experience to figure it out on her own.
I want our families to heal, to grow stronger. Picking on her won’t take me one step in that direction. Recognizing her weakness, her error, came from how she was raised and taught, that takes me a step in the right direction.
CTF, if she chooses to insert herself in politics today, then she will have to bare the brunt of her actions.
Why should I feel sorry for her? She pursued Clinton. She wasn’t “used” except that when caught she discovered that Clinton would make her “that women”.
Frankly, I don’t care who she had sex with other than she knew she was having sex with a married man. If you wish to excuse her, fine. I’m not going to do so. Forgive, sure, now stay out of the limelight. Get back in it, try to profit from it, and no forgiveness.
For the most part I have no idea what the heck you’re talking about. You “want our families to heal”? Whose family needs healing? What the heck does this mean?
I’m surprised my comment about “healing families” confuses you.
I’m almost wondering if you live under a rock, not saying this insultingly but merely factually. We have more children born out of wedlock and living without their fathers than ever. Do you know this? Do you wonder WHY this is the case? Do you believe this adversely affects these children?
I do believe it adversely affects children. I do believe the parents of these children are failing them, and I believe they are failing their children BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS/TEACHERS/CULTURE FAILED THEM.
I do a limited amount of “family law.” The gross dysfunctions I see, the delusions people have about themselves and their families and right and wrong…..
People need guidance as to the right path now more than ever, because our current culture is feeding them the WRONG path, more than ever. Where did Miss Lewinksy GET THE IDEA that having sex with a married man was okay? Where did she GET THE IDEA that chasing a man was a good idea?
I believe Peter Schweizer’s book discusses it very well:
Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy Hardcover – October 25, 2005
by Peter Schweizer.
So, I believe if Miss Lewinsky and MILLIONS of OTHERS had been raised properly, this wouldn’t have happened. But those in charge of our cultural/religious well-being decided they had other priorities…… Like making people more dependent on government and reducing their dependence upon the other person they are a parent with.
I hope this clarifies.
“I hope this clarifies.”
CTF, no. Lewinsky has nothing to do with the state of affairs regarding families in this country. That’s nothing more than a smokescreen. I have no idea why you include it. It is a worthy subject, but not pertinent here.
Monica threw herself at a president that was more than happy to take advantage of a woman like that. You mention her age in a question directed at me, “20 22”. That is an adult.
Clinton was a married man. Why are you excusing bad behavior?
Miss Lewinsky is a PRODUCT of our cultural/moral decline.
If you can’t see this, there’s nothing else to say.
I used to see it with my clients all the time. They’re lost, they actually don’t know what the right thing is, and they make a mess of their lives.
Have a good day.
CTF, everyone is a product of the life they have led.
Exceusing bad behavior is just that. Lewinsky had a choice and didn’t choose well. After she had a choice to go get a job somewhere out of the limelight and make a life for herself. She didn’t do that. She trades on her notoriety.
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s what you do afterwards that defines your life.
Monica could’ve led a quiet, non-public life post Clinton, but she decided against doing so. And now she’s shooting her mouth off about Ken Starr? The nerve of it. She’s a progressive mercenary on the democrat party speaker circuit.
Exactly. She’s profiting from it.
She’s not profiting.
She’s lost the most important thing in life: the ability to form a stable and functional family.
She is a “Social activist”.
What do you think she’s doing for a living now? Who pays for the trips around the country/world?
She is selling her notoriety, nothing more. I’m sad you cannot see that or bring yourself to admit it.
She has made her choices in life. She alone chooses those. No one has stopped her form marrying and starting a family. It’s just silly to pin that on anyone/thing but Monica.
Couldn’t understand what you said, Monica. Is there something in your mouth?
I hear Monica is writing a piece for the Bee, “To Spit or Swallow”.
And isn’t it amazing, that as soon as the Clintons became expendable, e.g. after the Madam Secretary’s loss to Pres. Trump, that #MeToo became a THING.
It’s an admission by the ruling class that they purposefully trashed the lives of Clinton’s victims IN ORDER TO KEEP POWER, AND FOR THAT PURPOSE ONLY.
Then, when it served their purpose of gaining/keeping power, the winds miraculously shifted, and the suffering and credibility of female accusers BECAME IMPORTANT. BUT ONLY WHEN IT SERVED THE DEMS GOAL OF POWER ACQUISITION.
Dem leadership has no soul. Madam Speaker Pelosi shows this week after week, year after year, decade after decade. She pulls out the Catholic card like a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. She will sacrifice ANYTHING, except perhaps her children, to obtain/keep power.
If the founders saw what leadership had sunk to, they would be stunned. Although perhaps I err in this, after all, as keen students of history, I’m sure they were well familiar with the likes of Caligula. Nonetheless, I’m sure they would have self-doubts on how they could have designed a system that would devolve into this obscenity.
I think they would have shot a few people in duels for being the scum of the earth and not bearing the responsibility of office with honor, dignity, and self-sacrifice for something greater than themselves.
They’d have plenty to pick from on both sides and in the middle.
Show me the defiled dress! #MeToo before and after it was politically convenient.