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Ken Starr: Evidence for Trump's Impeachment 'Not Even Close'

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Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr answers questions during a discussion held at the American Enterprise Institute September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC (Win cNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 November 2018 08:37 AM

The evidence against President Donald Trump is "not even close" to meeting the standard for impeachment — a divided nation is not enough — according to the former independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton.

"Not even close," Ken Starr told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y., per The Hill. "I know of no evidence . . . that would suggest that [Trump] has committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

"You can hate the way he tweets . . . you can disagree with his policies . . . but be very careful before you move the country toward impeachment. It's inherently divisive."

Outside the lack of evidence for impeachment, there needs to be a united front against the president, which just does not exist, according to Starr.

"Essentially, you need a consensus among 'we the people' [for impeachment]," Starr told host John Catsimatidis, per The Hill. "We the American people need to agree this president should go. We had that with Richard Nixon. We did not have it with Bill Clinton.

"We certainly don't have it with Donald Trump. We have a nation divided, but a nation divided does not mean let's get rid of the president."

The division is not just partisan backing of the president, because there are "some really bad apples" in the FBI, according to Starr, who added he trusts special counsel Robert Mueller more than those around him.

"I see no indication of Bob Mueller being at cross purposes with anything at the Justice Department," Starr said, per The Hill. "What we do know is that there were some really bad apples . . . at the FBI. I'm really disappointed.

"That never happened in my experience with the FBI."

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