The appointment of Trump’s defense team is telling. Pam Bondi who could have, and should have, pursued Trump for Floridian’s outrage over Trump U and many other things, traded legal ethics for political favor and an appointment. Trump got what he wanted to: not to be prosecuted, Bondi got more power and influence. Then we have defender of the infamous and headline chaser Alan Dershowitz. He gives ambulance chasing lawyers a good name. And, of course we have the subject of this edition: flash from the past Mr. “I’m More Moral Than Everyone Else” in the 90s, Ken Starr. Or should I have typed “flasher?” He always did seem to me to be like the legalistic version of the guy in the park, “Look what a big high morals %$#! I have!”
I feel shame for sharing a first name with a legal partisan hack like Ken Starr. Many of you may remember him coming out weekly and framing himself as a defender of higher presidential morality: the prosecutor for the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Every week the head inquisitor came out trying to fake sincerity and humbleness: constantly falling flat on his own overly self righteous sword. Most of the country saw him for the empty moral suit he really was, at best. By accepting this position he’s proving that judgement.
If the trial were to go beyond the backseat quickie rape with Lady Justice Moscow Mitch wants: and it certainly looks like it won’t…
If his plan to immediately bury the whole thing fails…
Once again Starr will be slipping and sliding out in front of cameras like the maggot at the bottom of the legal garbage can he is; slip out to parade his sliminess in front of the camera just like he did during the Clinton impeachment.
This to defend the most corrupt, amoral and traitorous president in our history. That’s saying a lot. But, then again, the team of Dershowitz, Starr and Bondi DEFINE those characteristics.
NOT going to happen, I suspect. Mitch will achieve climax: get off like a virgin at his first rape and then Trump will go back to the same traitorous behavior. Next stop investigate anyone who dared to challenge him by whatever means, adding many more lies to the steady stream of lies he and his lawyers have been spewing. Lies Trump has been so damn comfortable with his whole depraved, spoiled rotten, life.
The list of names Donnie has called Starr is pretty long, including “lunatic,” “crazy” and “disaster.” And now Starr is out to legally Monica Donald Trump. Certainly he’s comfortable defending the King of Lies and willing to be Snidely Whiplash-Trump’s legal Dudley Do Wrong.
Should we have expected more from him? Of course not, especially after a lot of what happened in the 90s the general public ISN’T aware of. I will write about just one.
If you really want to know what kind of person Ken Starr is, just how low his sense of real morality is, read a book called The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk by Susan McDougal. Because of the way Jim McDougal ran Madison Guaranty, Jim and, to a lesser extent Susan, had severe legal problems. Well, for Susan it SHOULD have been “to a far lesser extent.” Never underestimate a partisan legal hack’s willingness to use and abuse such things. Jim sent Susan to pick up a check that never should have been written. When Starr and his persecutors interviewed her she was told her legal problems would go away as long as she was willing to sign statements written by the Starr team.
This statement was to having an affair with Bill that never happened. She refused. So she wasn’t just placed in prison. She was placed in a section of prison with a highly targeted population: women who had killed their children. Starr’s people then came back with another confession they wrote she was to sign claiming she had had an affair with Hillary. Again she refused to sign a confession for something that never happened. She was put into isolation and kept in isolation as she continued to refuse to sign increasingly outrageous false confessions. The deal kept getting worse, the demands more insistent. Eventually how her husband was faring in prison became a concern. Ken Starr and Donald Trump sure do seem to have one thing in common: some might call it extortion. The last effort had to do with Jim McDougal who was being denied his diabetes medication in prison. Susan still refused. Jim McDougal died.
This was the supposed “high” morality of Kenny Starr: using Jim McDougal’s life in an effort to get a false confession out of Susan McDougal to bring down Bill Clinton. As far as I’m concerned Ken Starr and his thugs murdered Jim, and if you’ve read Susan’s book she agrees.
This is the former supposed defender of a higher morality standard for a president.
Except Republicans and Trump need not worry. Your crusade for high morality need not apply when politically inconvenient, does it Mr. Starr?
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