Ken Starr: Holding Impeachment Hearings During NATO Meeting Is ‘Scandalous’

As the House Judiciary Committee prepares to hold its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday, former independent counsel Ken Starr said the timing of the hearing is “outrageous” and “scandalous.”

Speaking to reporters in London, President Donald Trump told reporters that the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is “very unpatriotic” and blasted them for scheduling impeachment hearings while he is out of the country.

Starr echoed Trump’s sentiment saying, “It’s scandalous that this process of impeachment is proceeding in a public way this week. It is — I think — outrageous, a great disservice to our country.”

Watch his comments below:

He continued to argue that the House could’ve held off on the hearings until Trump returned, noting that court proceedings are postponed or adjourned “all the bloody time.”

“We have continuances in trials all the bloody time, so why would you do this? It is such – Karl put it very well – a stick in the eye of the president. But I think it is a stick in the eye of the United States of America. This is a time to be patriotic, to wish our president well.”

He was critical of the choice of witnesses for the House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing, noting that the witnesses have already stated their views on the impeachment and will not be giving “dispassionate” testimony.

“They’re coming there to be scholars at the same time each has taken a public position on the impeachment of this president. So what we’re not going to have tomorrow is dispassionate constitutional analysis. That would be helpful to the process, helpful to the country. Instead, we’re going to have very politically engaged academics – three to one. Three in favor of impeachment and one not in favor, and I think that’s not good.”

The hearing will feature four constitutional scholars, three are expected to make a case for impeachment and one is expected to make the case that Trump’s actions are not impeachable.

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Tom Bodine
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Democrats lack a lot of things, honesty, integrity, and intelligence but mostly CLASS.

banstan
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genital contusion-“still afraid of Clinton”. BWAhahahahaahahha. Get real. That’s the problem with you liberals, you live in a fantasy world of your own creation. Willing to bet you a month’s salary that if hilliarly is the nomination, she won’t get even half of the popular vote, which, I might remind you means nothing, but you dims just can’t seem to over that fact, that she received in 2016.

banstan
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The BEST thing to happen will be how the Senate draws this out to unimaginable lengths during an election year. The dims will then have to show their true colors, do I show up for the impeachment hearings that they tell us they truly believe in, or do I campaign? Let’s face the facts, the dims can’t see their nose in front of their face and they are backing themselves into a corner that will take many years to get out of.

James
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>Linda Bayer<

Fat chance that Schiff, Nadler and Pelosi won't be reelected. Schiff and Pelosi are from Commiefornia and Nadler is from New Yawk. Neither of those locations seem to take much interest in the political environment here. RE: AOC, HRC, et al.

General Confusion
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“Again Corporal Confusion, you are incorrect! Our president is not the loser, Mrs. Clinton is the loser. Get your facts right!” Linda Bayer Incorrect? In what way am I wrong? Pres Clinton DID make overseas trips while being investigated. Did his impeachment stop him from traveling? No? Did traveling stop the investigation? No. Was any legal harm done as a result? No. So why is King Donald The Loser holding back his legal representation from attending? So you have some explaining to do. Oh, I see. You are still afraid of Clinton and can’t let go of that narrative. What… Read more »

John Straub
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John Straub

The entire farce the Democrats call an impeachment proceeding has been nothing but a biased sham. Schiff has not allowed any Republicans to ask questions without being interrupted. Harassed several members trying to ask questions and refused the Republicans to bring in any defense witnesses. First they were going to have the whistleblower testify now they won’t. They are rushing everything and this is what a kangaroo court does. The fact that they will continue this farce, waste more tax payer dollars and do it while the President is out of the country is abominable, but this is how the… Read more »

Sandra Lueder
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Sandra Lueder

3 to 1? I’m surprised we even got one witness. Repubs had no witnesses during the Schiff show. Dems must be slipping.

Bob
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So what else is new??? Did we really expect the demonrats/communists to be fair and impartial???? How fast we forget that this is the party of lie, cheat and steal and heavy on criminals and violence. The only reason they are even a party is because they are the very best at deception and back stabbing and destroying anyone who gets in their way. Why do you think I include communist in the description???

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