Over 25 years ago, Ken Starr was appointed to investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton's role in the Whitewater scandal. The probe into the Arkansas real-estate deal would eventually expand in to other controversies involving President Clinton. Five years after it started, Starr's report would lead to impeachment hearings that divided the country.
This week, the Democrats continued to ramp up their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, subpoenaing more members of his administration and holding a closed-door deposition on Friday with Marie Yovanovitch, the former American ambassador to Ukraine.
Earlier this week, the former Independent Counsel joined Fox News Rundown host Jessica Rosenthal to look back at his role in the Clinton impeachment and how that period in history compares to the current investigation into the President.
On Tuesday's segment, Starr said he believed President trump showed "poor judgment" during his now infamous call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. However he does not think his behavior justifies an impeachment hearing that he feels will only divide the country and distract it from solving more pressing problems. "Impeachment is hell," Starr said. "We should not be putting the country through this."
Starr says one lesson Democrats and all Americans should have learned from the Clinton impeachment is that American voters do not want their elections overturned. Even if the president has committed a felony.
On the Fox News Rundown Extra, you will hear the full conversation with Ken Starr as he compares the case against President Clinton to the case against President Trump. He looks at politics then and now. He also speculates on the likelihood of President Trump being removed from office and what key Republican would have to cross the aisle for the scenario to happen.