Ken Starr on Mueller report: Trump team should be celebrating

Ken Starr on Mueller report: Trump team should be celebrating


PRESIDENT IN THIS REPORT. WE’LL SEE. LAURA.>>Laura: THANKS SO MUCH. JOINING US NOW FROM, KEN STAR, ROBERT RAY. ALSO FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTORS. KEN, I WANT TO START WITH YOU. APPARENTLY TONIGHT WE’RE GETTING WORD AND SEEING SOME VIDEO — THERE’S ANOTHER EVENT GOING DOWN THERE IN PALM BEACH. BUT IT’S A CELEBRATORY MOOD. SHOULD THEY BE CELEBRATING?>>I THINK SO BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO MORE INDICTMENTS. WE’VE SEEN A VINDICATION OF LAW IN THE FACE OF POLITICS AND MEDIA AND THE LIKE. WHAT WE SAW TODAY IN BILL BARR, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S LETTER, IS A LETTER THAT SIMPLY IS GROUNDED IN THE LAW. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN REACTION FROM CAPITOL HILL IS, WAIT A SECOND, WE DON’T EVEN WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE LAW AND THE TRADITIONS OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT YOU DON’T DRAG PEOPLE’S NAME THROUGH THE MUD, THAT YOU SAY JOHN DOE HYPOTHETICALLY, ARE REALLY BAD PEOPLE BUT WE CHOSE NOT TO INDICT THEM. THE REGULATIONS THAT CAME INTO EFFECT IN 1999, INCLUDING THE REPORT TO CONGRESS THAT LED TO THE IMPEACHMENT OF BILL CLINTON, CONGRESS SAID, WE DON’T WANT ANY MORE OF THAT. AND THESE REGULATIONS, I THINK, ARE VERY CAREFULLY CALIBRATED TO PROTECT THESE KINDS OF BASIC PRIVACY INTERESTS AND THE REPUTATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE NOT BEING CHARGED.>>Laura: THAT’S BEEN WAIVED OFF TONIGHT. THAT CONCERN IS BEING WAIVED OFF, SAYING, SOL, I’LL GO TO YOU. THIS IS NO LONGSTANDING RULE, THIS CAN BE DISPENSED WITH. SCHUMER TODAY CAME OUT. HE LOOKED LIKE HE JUST LOST HIS BEST FRIEND. BUT HE CAME OUT TODAY AND SAID THIS.>>THE WHITE HOUSE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO INTERFERE IN DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT PART OF THOSE FINDINGS OR EVIDENCE SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC. IT’S IMPERATIVE FOR MR. BARR TO MAKE THE FULL REPORT PUBLIC AND PROVIDE ITS UNDERLYING DOCUMENTATION AND FINDINGS TO CONGRESS.>>Laura: NOW, SOL, I THOUGHT MUELLER WAS THE GOLD STANDARD. TWO YEARS, THE DEMOCRATS, MUELLER, MUELLER, MUELLER. NOW HE DOES THIS REPORT. APPARENTLY IT’S NOT GOING TO GIVE THE DEMOCRATS WHAT THEY WANT. AND THEY’RE LIKE, NO, WE WANT TO SEE YOUR DOCUMENTS. WHAT WOULD THIS MEAN FOR THOSE TO BE TURNED OVER? AND IS THERE A LEGITIMATE REASON FOR DOING SO?>>WELL, I’M FOR TURNING OVER AS MUCH AS CAN BE TURNED OVER IN FAIRNESS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. FIRST OF ALL, THERE’S NO WAY IT’S GOING TO ALL BE TURNED OVER. IT CAN’T BE UNDER THE LAW TURNED OVER RIGHT AWAY IF THERE’S ANY GRAND JURY MATERIAL IN IT. AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE A COURT ORDER, EVEN BEFORE YOU CAN TURN THAT OVER UNDER SEALED TO CONGRESS. WE HAD TO GET A COURT ORDER. IF THERE’S ANY GRAND JURY MATERIAL THAT IS TURNED OVER, THERE HAS TO BE A COURT ORDER. SO THAT’S NUMBER ONE. BUT BILL BARR HAS ALREADY SAID, I WANT TO BE TRANSPARENT. I WANT TO TURN OVER AS MUCH AS I CAN. I WILL SAY THIS. I VERY MUCH AGREE WITH THE PHILOSOPHY THAT SAYS YOU SHOULD NOT SMEAR A PERSON IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO INDICT THEM. AND I THINK THIS REPORT WILL FOLLOW THAT PRINCIPLE, EXCEPT I THINK THAT THEY WILL — IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT THEY’RE FIXATED — THE MUELLER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIXATED ON THE OBSTRUCTION QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND I THINK WHAT YOU WILL FIND IS A DISCUSSION OF EFFORTS TO STYMY THE MUELLER TEAM. I THINK IT’LL BE DONE IN A VERY DISPASSIONATE WAY. I THINK THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF PRESIDENT TRUMP PRECISELY BECAUSE HE CAN’T BE INDICTED. I THINK THEY MAY GO AFTER HIM A LITTLE BIT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT OBSTRUCTION. I DON’T THINK THERE’S A CRIMINAL CASE, BUT I THINK THEY’LL TALK ABOUT.>>Laura: SCHIFF ON ANOTHER NETWORK CONTINUED TO SAY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT THERE’S ALL THIS INFORMATION OUT THERE THAT THE PRESIDENT OBSTRUCTED THE PROBE, WE NEED ALL THE INFORMATION. IT WAS LIKE THIS REPORT ISN’T EVEN COMING OUT AND IT’S NOT GOING TO REVEAL WHAT WE KNOW, IT’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO REVEAL WHAT THEY WANTED. IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE FANTASIZING THIS AWAY IN THEIR COMMENTARY TONIGHT. WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO? THEY’VE SPENT TWO YEARS USING WORDS LIKE TREASON, COLLABORATE WITH PUTIN AND SO FORTH. NOW THEY’RE AT THIS POINT, AND I’LL PLAY A SOUND BITE FOR YOU, WHERE ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CHIEF CRITICS IN CONGRESS IS TALKING ABOUT MOVING THE GOAL POSTS AWAY FROM EVEN OBSTRUCTION TO JUST A GENERAL HONOR CODE. LET’S WATCH.>>I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHETHER THIS PRESIDENT VIOLATED CONDUCT, WHETHER HE VIOLATED NOT ONLY THE LAW BUT THAT HONOR CODE THAT WE ALL COUNT ON.>>Laura: ROBERT, WHAT’S THE HONOR CODE THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT?>>I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA. I MEAN, THE ONLY THING THAT’S APPLICABLE ARE THE STANDARDS THAT ARE EMBODIED IN THE CONSTITUTION. AND, I MEAN, THAT’S ARGUABLY BY IMPLICATION THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS, WHICH GETS TO ONLY ONE QUESTION, AND THAT IS, WHETHER THERE’S A VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST? BUT IN GENERAL HERE, BEWARE OF EFFORTS TO MOVE THE GOAL POST AND WHICH PART OF OVER, MEANING O-V-E-R, DO THE DEMOCRATS NOT UNDERSTAND? I THINK, SOME PERSPECTIVE IS IMPORTANT HERE. IT’S AN INVESTIGATION THAT WAS CONDUCTED OVER A PERIOD OF 22 MONTHS. IT IS NOW CONCLUDED. THAT’S THE END OF IT. NOW, IF CONGRESS WANTS TO, IN THEIR INFINITE WISDOM THROUGH HOUSE DEMOCRATS, TO CONDUCT THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION, THAT’S ONE THING. THEY DON’T HAVE SUBPOENA POWER. BUT THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD AND WOULD BE CORRECT IN DOING SO, RESIST ANY EFFORTS TO ESSENTIALLY DUMP RAW DATA OVER INTO THE CONGRESS VOLUNTARILY. I DO THINK THAT CONGRESS IS ENTITLED — AND I AGREE WITH SOL ON THIS POINT — AS TO THE PRESIDENT ALONE, THAT CONGRESS IS ENTITLED TO BOB MUELLER’S FINDINGS, THE BASIS FOR WHY HE EITHER DECIDED TO BRING CHARGES OR NOT, IN THIS INSTANCE, NOT TO BRING CHARGES. THAT MUCH I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT CONGRESS APPROPRIATELY IN ITS OVERSIGHT CAPACITY IS ENTITLED TO AND SHOULD GET. AND I DON’T THINK, FRANKLY, I DON’T THINK THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO RESIST THAT.>>Laura: NO.>>AND I THINK COOPERATIVE, THE MESSAGE THAT SEEMED TO BE SENT TODAY BY THIS LETTER IS THAT BILL BARR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROD ROSENSTEIN AND BOB MUELLER IN THESE REMAINING DAYS, AND I THINK THIS WILL HAPPEN FAIRLY QUICKLY, WILL BE DELIVERING UP THOSE FINDING TO THE CONGRESS IN AN APPROPRIATE FASHION.>>Laura: I THINK THEY WANT TO PULL MUELLER UP TO TESTIFY ON CAPITOL HILL, MAYBE BRING BILL BARR UP AGAIN. BECAUSE, AGAIN, IT’S ALWAYS THE NARRATIVE SHIFT. WHEN THEY DON’T GET WHAT THEY WANT, WE HAVE TO SHIFT TO ANOTHER POINT. ALTHOUGH, THERE ARE STILL MEDIA FOLKS, WHICH I THINK THE REAL COLLUSION IS THE MEDIA WITH THE DNC WHO ARE KEEPING THIS THING GOING. BUT CHRIS HAYES LASTING NIGHT WAS SAYING THIS ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD BELIEVE.>>LET’S SAY MUELLER SAYS, LOOK, ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENED, THE PRESIDENT HAPPENED IN THESE WAYS, BUT THERE WAS NO ACTUAL COLLUSION, OR EVEN SAYS FURTHER AND SAYS, WE EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT. I DON’T KNOW IF HE CAN DO THAT. BUT DO YOU TRUST THE OUTCOME OF WHATEVER THIS IS, WHATEVER IT SAYS?>>Laura: AGAIN, JOHN, MUELLER, THEY BUILT UP HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND REPUTATION AND A LOT OF US CONSERVATIVES WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE MAKEUP OF HIS PROSECUTORIAL TEAM. AND THE DEMOCRATS SAID YOU COULDN’T QUESTION BOB MUELLER. BUT NOW YOU CAN’T TRUST THE REPORT WHEN IT COMES OUT. WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US TODAY IN THE PUBLIC FEAR, LOOKING AT THE PROSECUTORIAL PRIORITIES OF THIS COUNTRY, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT? HOW DID THIS PERIOD AFFECT THE INTEGRITY OR THE TRUST, I WOULD SAY, THAT PEOPLE HAVE IN INSTITUTIONS LIKE THE AMERICAN MEDIA?>>LAURA, I CAN TELL YOU, PRACTICING IN THIS AREA, THAT THERE IS A LACK OF CONFIDENCE. CONFIDENCE HAS BEEN SHATTERED. BUT MUELLER HAS BEEN HELD UP AS A DEITY. EVERYONE SAYING, LET’S WAIT FOR THE MUELLER REPORT. AND I HAVE NEVER SAID IT’S A WITCH-HUNT. I THINK IT WAS A LEGITIMATE INVESTIGATION. BUT WHAT EVERYBODY’S FORGETTING IS HE’S A PROSECUTOR. HE’S NOT JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTION… AND THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS. WE REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SPECIFICS ARE. BUT I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS ENTITLED TO HAVE HIS REPRESENTATIVES READ IT AND PREPARE A RESPONSE, BECAUSE PROSECUTORS ARE ADVOCATES. THEY’RE NOT THE BE-ALL AND END-ALL. AND FURTHERMORE, CAN I SAY ONE OTHER THING WHERE I’VE GOTTEN SOME PUSHBACK FROM SOME OF MY GOOD FRIENDS WHO ARE MORE ON THE LEFT? I’VE SAID THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THIS PERIOD, THE PRESIDENT IS ENTITLED TO THE PRESUMPTION OF THE INNOCENCE. AND PEOPLE COME BACK AND SAY, THAT’S ONLY IN A COURTROOM. BUT THIS IS THE PRESIDENCY. AND AN INVESTIGATION LIKE THIS IS A CLOUD OVER ANY PRESIDENT. AND LIKE ANY CITIZEN, HE’S NOT ABOVE THE LAW, BUT HE’S NOT BELOW THE LAW EITHER. WHY ARE WE NOT ASSUMING HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG? AND ONE OTHER THING. IN WATERGATE, WE ARE ROADMAP, WHICH A JUDGE ALLOWED GRAND JURY MATERIAL TO GO TO THE CONGRESS, BUT WE DIDN’T DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS. WE DIDN’T EXONERATE AND WE DIDN’T FIND ANYONE INCRIMINATING. WE JUST PROVIDED CITATIONS AND EVIDENCE AND LET THE CONGRESS MAKE ITS OWN DECISION.>>Laura: ALL RIGHT. I WANT TO GET ALL OF YOUR REACTIONS TO SOME OF THE WORST WRECKLESS ACCUSATIONS FROM OUR FORMER INTEL CHIEF.>>DO YOU STILL BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT COULD BE A RUSSIAN ASSET?>>I THINK IT’S POSSIBLE. I THINK THAT’S WHY WE STARTED OUR INVESTIGATION. AND I’M REALLY ANXIOUS TO SEE WHERE DIRECTOR MUELLER CONCLUDES THAT.>>MORE AND MORE, I COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT AFTER THE PERFORMANCE AND SINCE, THAT I REALLY DO WONDER WHETHER THE RUSSIANS HAVE SOMETHING ON HIM.>>I USED THE TERM THAT THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF TREASONOUS BECAUSE IT IS THE BETRAYAL OF THE NATION. HE IS GIVING COMFORT TO THE ENEMY.>>Laura: KEN, AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY, TREASONOUS. WE HAD RENOWNED HISTORIANS SAYING THE SAME THING. ANY REPERCUSSIONS HERE?>>ON THE DEEP STATE, WE SHALL SEE. I DO HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN MICHAEL HOROWITZ, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. WE’LL SEE WHAT HIS REPORT — AND I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN COMMENTS, WHY DON’T WE SEE THAT REPORT? BUT IT’S VERY SIMPLE. I DIDN’T EXPECT ANY REPORT ABOUT POSSIBLE WRONGDOING WITHIN THE DEEP STATE UNTIL AFTER BOB MUELLER HAD FINISHED HIS WORK. I REALLY THINK THIS SHOULD BE A TIME, BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN THE AGE THAT WE’RE LIVING IN, WHERE PEOPLE SAY, LOOK, HERE IS SOMEONE, BOB MUELLER, VERY RESPECTED, ATTACKED BY THE PRESIDENT, IT COULD PRETTY V VEHEMENTLY BY THE PRESIDENT. WHEN WE GO BACK TO THE ARTICULATION OF WHY HE WAS APPOINTED, WAS THERE COLLUSION OR CRIMES COMMITTED UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF COLLUSION? AND HE CLEARLY MUST HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THERE ARE NOT SUCH CRIMES. I THINK THIS SHOULD ACTUALLY BE A TIME OF CELEBRATION THAT OUR PRESIDENT WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN IN COLLUDING. WERE THERE CONTACTS AND COMMUNICATIONS? OF COURSE, THEY WERE. FINAL POINT. WE’VE SEEN WITH WHAT I CALL FOR A YEAR NOW CONTRA INDICATIONS OF COLLUSION. NOT ONE WORD IN THOSE VERY DETAILED INDICTMENTS SUGGEST COLLUSION. AND THAT TELLS ME A LOT.>>Laura: SOL, WE HAD JIM COMEY, WHO KIND OF STARTED THIS ALL WHEN THAT MEMO OF HIS, THE MEMO TO THE FILE AFTER HIS CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT WAS SENT OVER TO HIS PAL AT THE NEW YORK TIMES, WHO LEAKED IT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, A PROFESSOR AT COLUMBIA. AND NOW HE’S SAYING THAT HE DOESN’T CARE WHAT THE INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS, EVEN THOUGH HE STARTED THE WHOLE THING. HE KIND OF SAW WHERE THIS IS GOING IN THE END AND HE HAD GONE ON THIS BOOK TOUR, SPEAKING NOT FAVORABLY, OBVIOUSLY, TOWARD THE PRESIDENT, AND CLEARLY WANTED THIS INVESTIGATION TO HAPPEN, AND NOW IT’S KIND OF SKEDADDLING AWAY FROM IT. THOUGHTS THERE?>>THERE’S A REASON THEY CALL HIM SAINT JIM. THAT’S ALL I’LL SAY. HE’S GOT KIND OF A GOD COMPLEX. I THINK YOU’VE RAISED AN IMPORTANT POINT. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN FORMER DIRECTOR COMEY AND ANDREW MCCABE AND PETER STRZOK AND THE FISA, THE ALLEGED FISA ABUSES THAT WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT ABOUT. WE ALREADY KNOW FOR SURE THE FISA COURT WASN’T TOLD EVERYTHING THAT BRUCE OHR TOLD THE DOJ AND THE FBI. THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND BETWEEN MUELLER’S OPERATION. MUELLER WAS ASKED TO DO THIS AND HE DID IT. AND I KNOW THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT DISAGREE WITH SOME OF MUELLER’S TACTICS. AND I THINK HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE CAREFUL IN THE TEAM HE ORIGINALLY ASSEMBLED. BUT I’M UNAWARE OF ONE UNETHICAL THING THAT ANYBODY ON MUELLER’S TEAM DID. AND THIS WILL END UP BEING, YES, THEY WERE TOO TOUGH WITH ROGER STONE, YES, THEY PLAYED HARDBALL WITH — BUT NOTHING THEY DID WAS IMPROPER UNDER DOJ RULES OR UNETHICAL. AND I THINK MUELLER IS A GREAT PUBLIC SERVANT. I’VE NEVER AGREED WITH HIM ABOUT EVERYTHING, BUT HE’S A MAN OF INTEGRITY. AND THE IRONY IS, THIS WILL END UP HELPING THE VERY MAN THAT ATTACKED HIM RELENTLESSLY — PRESIDENT TRUMP. NO ONE HAS EVER ACCUSED MUELLER OF BEING ANYTHING OTHER THAN THOROUGH. HE SAID THERE IS NO CRIME CONNECTED WITH COLLUSION.>>Laura: IT IS KIND OF IRONIC, IN THE END, IT LOOKS LIKE MUELLER, HIS CONCLUSIONS WILL BENEFIT TRUMP, AND THE DEMOCRATS, WHO ARE PRAISING MUELLER, ARE IMPLICITLY CRITICIZING THE MUELLER FINDINGS IF THEY DON’T GET ALL THE INFORMATION. AND THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY SKEPTICAL OF THIS IDEA, YOU DIDN’T FIND ANY WRONGDOING OR NOT ENOUGH THAT IT RISES TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINALITY. THEY’RE SKEPTICAL OF MUELLER. SO IT’S KIND OF A FLIP DEAL HERE IN THE END.>>YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. AND BY THE WAY, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DOESN’T BUY THAT. IN AND EDITORIAL FOR TOMORROW’S PAPER, THEY SAY VERY POINTEDLY IS THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THIS HAS SHOWN IS THE LAW PREVAILS. AND THE SECOND THING IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS VERY FORTUNATE THAT HE HAD BOB MUELLER AS HIS PROSECUTOR. ALONG THE WAY, THEY TAKE A CHEAP SHOT AT STAR BUT THAT SHOWS THAT A LOT THAT GOES ABOUT HERE IS SCORE SETTLING. WE’RE GOING TO GET PAST THIS. THE NEWS TONIGHT REALLY IS THAT A FULL AND FAIR AND COMPLETE INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED AND THAT –>>Laura: ROBERT, I’VE GOT TO JOB IN.>>IT STOPS BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATION.>>Laura: THAT’S TRUE. BUT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE’VE HAD THE NATION IN THE VICE GRIP OF THIS ANXIETY. IT’S GREAT TO SIT HERE TONIGHT, WELL, ISN’T IT WONDERFUL? YEAH, IT IS. BUT IT BEGS THE QUESTION, SHOULD THIS INVESTIGATION HAVE BEEN TRIGGERED THE WAY IT WAS, THE FISA WARRANTS THAT WERE CLEARLY, AT THE VERY LEAST, MISLEADING AS TO THE TRUE PROVIDENCE OF THAT DOSSIER, HOW THE DOSSIER CAME INTO BEING, HOW IT WAS DISTRIBUTED, WHO PAID FOR IT? IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.>>THE PRESIDENT HAS A VERY CLEAR POSITION WITH REGARD TO THAT. AND HE MAY WELL BE PROVEN TO BE RIGHT. WE MAY NOT KNOW THAT UNLESS THERE’S FURTHER INVESTIGATION ALONG THE LINES THAT SOL IS MENTIONING. AND WE MAY NOT KNOW THAT UNTIL WE HAVE THE BENEFIT OF HISTORY. I’VE ALREADY SAID THAT WE SHOULD, AND I THINK IT REQUIRED NOT ONLY RELEASE OF WHAT HOROWITZ HAS BEEN FINDING ALONG THE WAY, BUT IT’S CLEAR ALREADY, AS SOL HAS MENTIONED, THAT WHAT HAPPENED, THE GAMES THAT WERE PLAYED WITH THE FISA COURT, ESSENTIALLY IS THAT THE INSIDE THE DEPARTMENT, THERE WAS A REAL DEBATE ABOUT THIS. IT WENT FROM THE FBI TO RESPONSIBLE OFFICIALS. AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THEY PROCEEDED FORWARD WITH AN APPLICATION TO THE FISA COURT AND THEY DID NOT FULLY DISCLOSE WHAT THEY KNEW, WHICH IS THAT THE INFORMATION WAS BIASED.>>Laura: AND AT THE SAME TIME, JOHN, THERE WAS PRESSURE PUT ON THE PROCESS TO NOT INDICT HILLARY CLINTON FOR HER EGREGIOUS ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT PROTOCOLS AND CLASSIFIED INFORMATION HANDLING. SO THERE WAS PRESSURE, I THINK, ON COMEY NOT TO DO THAT, NOT TO PURSUE THAT. SO, I THINK THERE’S A LOT — AND AGAIN, IT’S WONDERFUL THAT IT’S TURNED OUT, IT LOOKS LIKE, THE WAY IT HAS FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND ALL OF THAT, BUT THE FACT THAT THIS HAPPENED TO AN INDIVIDUAL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND LORD KNOWS WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WE LOST IN THE PROCESS ALONG THE WAY. ALBATROSS TO THIS ADMINISTRATION. WHO KNOWS WHAT MAYBE WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH RUSSIA TO HELP THE COUNTRY, OUR SECURITY. BUT WE CERTAINLY DIDN’T. I DON’T WANT TO LET ANYONE OFF HERE AS TO HOW THIS WHOLE THING STARTEDED. AND COMEY’S CUTE LITTLE OP-ED NOTWITHSTANDING, I THINK PEOPLE WANT THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED SO THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN TO ANYONE, LET ALONE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT’S ENOUGH OF MY SOAPBOX HERE.>>IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO BE THE VICTIM OF WHAT REALLY ARE NEEDED REFORMS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. I MEAN, IT’S JUST AS TRAGIC IF IT HAPPENS TO ANY CITIZEN, AS WHEN IT HAPPENS TO THE PRESIDENT. WITH THE PRESIDENT, WE PAY ATTENTION TO IT. WITH THE MUELLER REPORT, IF WE’LL CALL IT THAT, NOW IT’S GOING TO BE CALL THE BARR SUMMARY. THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS. I THINK THE CELEBRATION IS A LITTLE PREMATURE. IT’S A VERY GOOD DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT, BUT LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS, WHAT DETAILS ARE THERE, AND AS I CAN –>>Laura: IT’S A HELL OF A LONG WAY FROM THE PRESIDENT WAS COMMITTING TREASON AND CONSPIREING WITH PUTIN AGAINST THE AMERICAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM, WHICH IS WHAT WE HARD FOR TWO-PLUS YEARS.>>HOW COULD THE PERSON WHO WAS SUPERVISING, ROD ROSENSTEIN, THIS INVESTIGATION, BE A PERSON WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT WEARING A WIRE ON THE PRESIDENT?>>Laura: THANK YOU. I DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT. HOLD ON A SECOND. EVEN THOUGH MUELLER IS DONE THOUGH, AND I THINK JOHN IS RIGHT, WE’VE GOT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK HANGING OUT THERE, CORRECT, AND DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL WANT TO LAUNCH THEIR OWN PROBE. THEY, I DON’T THINK — THESE THINGS DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIAN ELECTION ENTER — INTERFERENCE. THE LIST GOES ON.>>THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF EXAMPLES THAT I COULD GIVE YOU OF INFORMATION, INFORMATION THAT’S BECOME CLEAR FROM THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION THAT MAY NOT BE NEATLY SUMMED UP IN A DECISION OR A DISCLOSURE THAT WE DECIDED TO INDICT A BUT NOT B. THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR HAS SPECIFIC MANDATE TO PROSECUTE WITH THAT INTERFERENCE OF THE ELECTION AND ONLY TO LOOK AT CRIMES. THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ALSO ONLY LOOKS AT CRIMES. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT A MUCH BROADER QUESTION.>>I DON’T SEE HOW HE DOES NOT HAVE INDICTMENTS WAITING FOR HIM.>>Laura: THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE IS KIND OF FED UP WITH ALL THESE REQUESTS AND THEY BASICALLY ARE STIFF ARMING THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON THESE RIDICULOUS REQUESTS AND FOR THE MOST PART NOT RESPONDING. KEN STAR, PROBLEMS ON THE HORIZON, THOUGH. THEY DO HAVE OVERSIGHT POWER. A LOT OF THESE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT IN OFFICE.>>THERE’S NO QUESTION. BUT WE’VE MOVED TO POLITICS AND THE 2020 ELECTION. THE IOWA CAUCUSES, THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATES, THERE ARE A LOT OF CANDIDATES. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS FODDER FOR THE POLITICAL PROCESS. BUT HAPPILY TONIGHT WE’RE TALKING MORE ABOUT LAW THAN ABOUT POLITICS. AND WE HAVE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL IN BILL BARR WHO’S GOING TO TURN SQUARE CORNERS AND GO BY THE LAW. WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM CONGRESS IS, WE DON’T WANT YOU TO ABIDE BY YOUR REGULATIONS. WE WANT YOU TO DO SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. WE ESSENTIALLY WANT YOU TO BECOME OUR AGENT, HELP US IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. AND AS YOU KNOW, THAT WAS THE STRUCTURE OF THE OLD INDEPENDENT — HAPPILY THAT’S GONE AWAY. SO, IT’S BEEN A NEW DAY. AND IF CONGRESS DID NOT LIKE THE NATURE OF THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN IN THESE REGULATIONS NOW FOR 20 YEARS, THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE HELD A HEARING, TALKED TO AN ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND SAID, “WE NEEDED A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION. IF THE OCCASION ARISES, WE NEED MORE INFORMATION.” THESE ARE MINIMALIST REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. NOW, I UNDERSTAND THE OTHER SIDE, WHICH IS WE WANT MAXIMUM TRANSPARENCY, BUT DON’T WE WANT MAXIMUM TRANSPARENCY CONSISTENT WITH THE RULE OF LAW? WE SHALL SEE.>>Laura: REALLY QUICK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. THE DEMOCRATS ARE WHISPERING ABOUT THAT TONIGHT. PERIL AHEAD FOR THE TRUMP FAMILY, THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.>>WELL, KEEP IN MIND, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT RUMORS YOU’VE HEARD TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT IS ACTUALLY PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. THEY ACTUALLY REPORT TO BILL BARR AND HAVE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM HIM. I’M VERY CONFIDENT THAT BARR WILL NOT DO ANYTHING TO IMPROPERLY INTERFERE WITH THEM BUT HE WILL MAKE IT CLEAR THAT HE WANTS TO BE KEPT ABREAST OF THE INVESTIGATION AND I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN HIM.>>AS THE DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE INFORMED, ANYONE — AND THIS IS WHERE THE MEDIA HAVE TO BE VIGILANT. ANYBODY WHO THINKS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SHOULD BE USED AS A STACKING HORSE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE THEIR HEAD EXAMINED. AND IT’S GOING TO REQUIRE SUPER VISION AND TO BE MONITORED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON.>>Laura: THAT TELLS YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

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100 thoughts on “Ken Starr on Mueller report: Trump team should be celebrating”

  • Debra Reynolds says:

    Hey Chuckie WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES Have the RIGHT to KNOW what's in those DOCUMENTS… What are you afraid of… you moron

  • Laura! LET YOUR GUESTS TALK! MY GOSH WE ARE WATCHING THIS SHOW TO GET NEWS FROM YOUR GUESTS, YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A COMMENTATOR, DANG!

  • The fact that the Obama administration was able to sweep criminal activity under the rug and allow the same criminal to use its justice system to promote a false narrative and attempt to steal and over turn an election is a conspiracy of treason against the Constitution and the People of the United States. Everyone involved in this act of treason should be hung. How big of an effect did this false investigation have on the midterm elections. I am convinced the dems would not be in control of the house without it. The American people have been played.

  • michael hammond says:

    First of all…it was brilliant that Trump positioned himself opposite of Mueller: no Dems can say he was a plant. Secondly we all know that BM is working to save his hide over Uranium1 dealings in which he was neck deep. How in the world does America give up 20% of their uranium (we are short of already) and not receive any compensation? No money, no deals, no considerations….only one who came out ahead was Putin and the Clinton's to the tune of minimally $150 million and I think it was way more than that…. potentially billions…..don't forget that Hillary's brother was on the board of VCS Mining for both Haiti and Canada

  • Gilberto Guerra says:

    'Aid and comfort to the enemy', would be more like selling uranium to the enemy! What part of that don't the democrats get? Dense!

  • Venus Love Factor says:

    Schumer: Once a snake, always a snake. Liar and manipulator. Swawell swallows. He's immature and excessively ambitious for power. How come these disgraced high ranking people are NOT in jail?

  • any of these turds that even think they can push Barr around , well they better watch their step , why dosent anyone point out how everyone got in line as soon as Barrs name was added into this whole mess …. who remembers where Barr has severed in the past ??? wanna hint … ok … the last big FUNERAL …??? !!! %

  • as soon as Barr was brought in they all had a tuff choice which side they would take , cant you feel it in the air the kind of weight Barr carry's

  • The DemonRats last and final mistake they are going to make is to think we are going to sit back and keep playing defense now that their entire narrative has been exposed as a scam. Trust me we are going to move and burn them to the ground if this is what they demand from us! And if they want to burn the country to the ground with themselves …well that isn't going to happen…but we will toast marshmallows on their remains as we sip a fine chianti.

  • James Castellani says:

    The D'RATTING double standards of Shiff, Schumer, Pelosi and the rest of that ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL SORO-ISTIC GANG IS ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE!!!!!

  • I AM BELIEVING PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAD BUILT HIS HOME IN THE FOUNDATION OF ROCK INSTEAD OF SAND THAT IS WHY IT WON'T SHAKE BY POWER OF DEM. SIDE FOR 2 YEARS KICKED OUT of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICANS PEOPLE . GOD BLESSED HIS TEAMS .AND HIS FAMILIES .

  • The left is a violent vicious organization. Look what they did to the 16 year old kid NS with the MAGA hat.
    Everyone who is a Trump supporter who was assaulted because of media nonsense need to assemble and file a class action law suit against leftist media and the DNC for hate speech, slander and advocating violence against them.

  • christopher burleigh says:

    Mr. Starr. Thank you for acknowledging that the deep state really does exist. The deep state is as real today as it was in November of 1963.

  • They have gone way too far with their ridiculous hate and lies against to back off now. Of course they will continue their hunt even though it makes them look like a bunch of happy imbecile, which they are indeed…

  • Time for real justice. Why was Clinton never charged for lying to Congress. I remember Comey saying she lied when Trey Gowdy questioned him and we all saw it.

  • willard fillmore says:

    The libs have had many many years to creat the animositys and lies that these morons had a lot time to create. I truely believe that our president is going to be burning down their pervited house's. God Bless America..!!

  • Hotlegs Hoolihan says:

    I always thought Mueller had 13 angry dems on his team because he was a deep state tool. I was wrong. He had them so nobody in the media can accuse him of bias. They spent the last two years fawning over him and the whole time, he was just doing his thing like it was any other investigation. I now believe Mueller led an evidence-based investigation as opposed to a suspect-based investigation. He did a good job.

  • It's finally clear to me Mueller had to surround himself with Trump haters or the conclusion would never be believable which was "no collusion" folks long live POTUS Trump

  • SDNY will arrest Agolf Twittler for fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. The orange jumpsuit matches Trump's complexion.

  • Republicans have gone so far Right that they are Fascists Reactionaries. Republicans have NO family values or moral compass.

  • This is all one Big Joke! The people running the country are jokes! Why are they still in their positions of power there is obviously a problem with the democratic party extremists!

  • So Mueller was the darling of the Dems and CNN, but now he's a scumbag because he couldn't find any collusion. If I were Trump I'd start looking for skeletons in Schiff's, Shummer's and Pelosi's closets.

  • I believe the Democrats will double down on investigating trumphf because he is a traitor to my country.  The whole world disdains the person he is.  The whole world refuses to bargain with the guy.  Matter of fact, the world keeps on turning with Pepe.  His base of hillbillies and inbreds can worship him because he is one of them.  That's why they were in the shadows and forgotten in the first place!

  • Connor Dempsey says:

    I don't want to see that lying rat Donna Brazil anywhere. If she shows up on my FOX channel, then I'll change the channel. Fox is going downhill by hiring Donna Brazil and suspending Judge Jeanine Pirro.

  • The law has nothing to do with fairness: it has to do with the law. The dems have the report. They don't need anything else.

  • What is the difference between 'actual explicit collusion" and collusion. Legally collusion has a specific meaning. Either you colluded or you did not. These reporters know nothing about criminal law. Perhaps they should ask more questions vs making inane comments and inaccurate reports.

  • Come on people: Mueller did his job, plain and simple. He probably hates Trump as much as Trump makes him. Stop painting the man as a saint.

  • THIS INVESTIGATION SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Trump and all his team have been put through hell and now they are supposed to be grateful they were not charged with wrongdoing?? Try seeing it from THEIR point of view. 2.5 years is a hell of a long time to be in the hot seat and the outcome is 'ok, you're off the hook'. What about a 'sorry we put you through hell??"

  • What else are you going to look at besides crimes?? If you're going to look at non-crimes there are plenty on the dem side of the aisle, with your new freshman leftist wierdos. YOU DEMS, RINOS AND LEFTISTS ARE NUTS.

  • They never really investigated the Russians…they indicted a bunch of them because they were told by the DNC that's who hacked the DNC…the problem with that is the FBI was not allowed to touch the DNC computers. I have no doubt that the Russians were involved in the election…I believe they have been involved in every American election since the 1930's since it is in their national interest so this was just business as usual. Having an entire administration getting involved and trying to overturn an American election by using "politicized" government agencies such as the DOJ, NSA, FBI, CIA, IRS, EPA should be enough to frighten all Americans into wondering what in the world is going on.

  • Nope they should absolutely NOT be celebratingThey should be INVESTIGATING and INCARCERATINGThe DEMs and the medias behaviour over the last 3 years has been tantamount to treason and this CANNOT go unanswered or they will just get worse

  • Before you celebrate he is still A unindicted CO conspirator in a crime which was proven and close because Michael Cohen is going to jail and the only reason that president trump is not sharing a cell with him is because he is president

  • Jesus Castanares says:

    SCHUMER SHOULD LET MCCONNELL OR CONGRESS FOLLOW THE TRADITION OR CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS HOW THE AG BARR ( DOJ) OR CONGRESS TREAT THE SP. COUNSEL REPORTS

  • Democrats are violating this mans constitutional rights using investigations to try and find a crime. they are not investigating a crime they are hoping to find a crime.

  • They just figured they would help out the other side these eight years? The thieves guild is caught. Tapes, videos, paperwork, cellphone data, and computer data.

  • Ken Starr, who doesn't seem to be gainfully employed, has the nerve to say we do not need to see the full Muller Report. After he and his cohort Kavanaugh published Chapter and Verse, their salacious document over a six year period costing 70 Million Dollars. Let us , the public, see what this report says, and why did Muller drop the Ball and let Barr issue what he felt was relevant? This president is a disgrace as a human being and as the leader of the United States. He will be caught soon and then your victory dance will implode.

  • The dems are tongue slapping each other's fart knockers now hahaha .enjoying from South Africa. Trump the best President the USA ever had

  • Congress took a oath of office to support and defend the constitution of the United States,, So do it already or resign. You have to follow before you can lead.

  • Blah,blah,blah!! Too much blabbing and people don't get tired
    of of Russian conclusions even though it went on every since Trump took office..Too much hateful against our president Trump..But our president will win again in 2020.Let the jealousy people's horizons!!!

  • Joe ForLiberty says:

    DEEP STATE COUP D'ETAT Leading up to the election Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid the DNC which paid Fusion GPS who then paid Chris Steele (a retired intel/ deep state spook) who then paid some actual Russians to cook up the now totally discredited PEE DOSSIER (thank you Buzz Feed!) which was presented to the FISA court as justification to WIRE TAP TRUMP DURING HIS F*#%ING CAMPAIGN!!!!!! OBAMA / HILLARY / DEEP STATE COUP! LOCK THEM ALL UP ALREADY!!! actually line 'em up along a brick wall with blindfolds…. no need wasting any more $ on treasonous scum.

  • LibertyMatrix says:

    Watching the democrats implode after cramming their 'Collusion Delusion' down Americans throats, is going to be awesome.
    I say let those bastards choke on their own Kool-aid. "Revenge, is a dish best served cold."

  • It is truely sad and embarassing that President Trump has to go through this falsehood, i am not painting him as a saint-but i will say that in the face of adversity he's rising above and still getting the job done. Thank you President Trump for your love of America and for continuing to press foreward for the American people.

  • Americans problem bad politicians and fake news are above the law. No matter what… there never held accountable. Therefor have no concern how many millions of Americans tax payers dollars it cost. The liars know they'll continue to have there political and news reporting careers and income no matter what it cost Americans and our grandchildren. I hope FOX helps our government pursue seeking out the liars and are all brought to justice. Thank GOD we have Trump who is smart and tough enough to stay focus on whats good for all Americans. Our main priority should be prosecute the liars and work hard so President Trump reelected. Thanks FOX your the best of the best.

  • This Machine Kills Fascists says:

    "You don't drag people's names through the mud." Ken Starr said that without a single shred of self awareness. Breathtaking hypocrisy.

  • It’s AG Barr’s position and authority, experiences, decisions by his righteousness toward our country America’s greatness to insure peaceful transition of the powers to any elected President in America’s free election system and civilized country America of free election systems. If investigator Muller’s report said that there is no Russia collusion and AG Barr agreed and confirmed, that means it’s time to stop further time, energy and heavy financial resources for continued clueless investigations toward elected President Trump from head to toes now. Does this great civilized country with own strong recognitions of the Capitalism systems of freedoms, entrepreneurship spirit and equality of opportunities really want change into any unknown ideologies of systems? Even thought or think about that ways, if looking or learning into our our country America’s own established principles of Constitution laws, we should understand that it’s not America’s own established principles of the Capitalism systems of freedoms and entrepreneurship spirit and equality of opportunities.

    I understand that often we may think wrong or make mistakes. However, we can change quickly back to do better things together according to principles of America’s Foundation and Constitution always. Let’s forgive each other this time by our own generosity forgiveness and kindness nature this time and unite together again govern by laws instead of by ideologies of unknowns or identities or between the rich and poor afterward quickly together as one nation under one America’s own established Constitution laws and one America’s future. Otherwise it won’t be too hard to guess how most Americans will vote, because the former President Reagan said that tear down the wall of the Communism ideologies systems.

  • Why not mr president donald trump sue crocker liberal fake peoples!!! Our president mr donald trump has been working hard and has been nothing but goodness in America , liberal must pay for guilty penalty for liar about Mr president donald trump , liberal Adam shift dirty games player must remove from federal government office! ! ! Nasty Nancy pelosi and chuck schumer betrayer American taxpayers people. They need to arrest dumbs! ! !

  • Ronald Novigrod says:

    STOP WASTING TIME AND TAXPAYER FUNDS ON WITCH HUNTS!!! GO FOR HILLARY AND OSCUMBAGS THROATS! ALL OF THIS CRAP… ALL OF THIS CRAP…. ALL OF IT… IS DIRECTED BY THESE TWO AND ALL THEIR CABAL. PROSECUTE THEM NOW! TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  • BendConscious says:

    Swalwell, holy crap that guy is an embarrassing goof. Charges of failing the honor code. Who votes these idiots in?

  • Dems have no idea how pissed off the average American is because they won't let President Trump do the right things for this country.

  • Trump committed obstruction of justice and Kurshner and Jr committed conspiracy against the United States. Trump altered testamony in writing with a lie.

    Please read the report instead of believing everything that you are told.

  • christine schmidt says:

    30 degree maison paedophile iland visitor and subcontractor for what always was played on usa .make thrm play than corrupt and vulnerable.deeply part of swamp and under señior bush he git shaped…as well cheney connection and epstein iland fan .deeply connected to acosta .was wonder if keneth and kevin spacey went togethet on the iland

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