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Ken Starr: Perjury Charges on Hillary Were Considered

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:03 AM

Ken Starr, who was the special counsel in charge of investigating President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, said Wednesday he had considered filing perjury charges against then-first lady Hillary Clinton following her deposition in 1995.

"I will always remember that day because we all sat in a room, we had a draft indictment," Starr, the author of the new book "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation," told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"We simply didn't have sufficient evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt."

The first lady claimed repeatedly, while being interviewed about the suicide of former aide Vince Foster and the Whitewater land deal, that she did not recall or remember. The investigators found that to be said "much more frequently than one would reasonably expect," Starr said.

He thinks, though, investigators made the right decision when they chose not to prosecute Clinton for perjury, as it could not have been proven.

In his book, Starr also describes the process used when offering former intern Monica Lewinsky immunity to testify against Clinton.

"She was pretty angry about it," said Starr on Wednesday, noting Lewinsky was especially angry at Linda Tripp, her former confidante who recorded Lewinsky describing her affair with Clinton.

"Don't underestimate Monica," Starr said. "She is extremely smart, and she is very, very clever."

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