March 8, 1998 |
House Speaker Newt Gingrich staunchly defended independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, saying the federal prosecutor has become the target of a smear campaign. "I am frankly sickened at the degree to which there has been a deliberate politicizing and a deliberate smear campaign against a former federal judge," Gingrich (R-Ga.) told some 100 constituents at a Republican Party breakfast in Marietta, in his home district.
October 1, 1996 |
In less than two years, the independent counsels investigating President Clinton and his administration have spent more than $25 million, nearly $8 million of that between September 1995 and the end of March, according to a General Accounting Office report. Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr continues to be the biggest spender, expending $3.7 million in taxpayer funds in the six-month period ending March 31, and $17.2 million since the investigation began in August 1994.
August 26, 1998 |
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) said Tuesday that he is reserving judgment on impeachment in the Monica S. Lewinsky case and will not commit to a partisan defense of President Clinton. Gephardt called Clinton's actions "reprehensible" and promised to give evidence a fair review once independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr gives his report to Congress.
August 9, 1994 |
Newly appointed Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr is expected in Little Rock today to meet with Robert B. Fiske Jr., his predecessor. A three-judge panel of the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia named Starr on Friday to replace Fiske, who had been appointed Jan. 20 by Atty. Gen. Janet Reno. Fiske declined to say what he thought of the mid-investigation switch. In Washington, however, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.
April 14, 1999 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, whose investigation of President Clinton revived a debate over special prosecutors, will tell Congress today that he opposes renewing the law that put him in power. "The statute should not be reauthorized," Starr says in written testimony prepared for his appearance before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. "Jurisdiction and authority over these cases ought to be returned to the Justice Department."
June 6, 1999 |
The Justice Department has put its misconduct investigation of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on hold while waiting to see whether Starr resigns or significantly curtails his activities after the independent counsel law expires June 30, sources familiar with the deliberations said. If Starr were no longer an active prosecutor, the Justice Department could simply forgo the inquiry into Starr's handling of the Monica S. Lewinsky matter.
April 6, 1999 |
The final witness in Susan McDougal's trial testified Monday that independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's office, in an effort to get McDougal to talk, offered to let someone else decide whether she should be charged with perjury. Former Starr prosecutor Ray Jahn said that McDougal was told in 1996 that if there came a point when there was a question about whether she had committed perjury, the matter would be turned over to an independent prosecutor.
March 12, 1999 |
U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno's top deputy angrily brushed off criticism Thursday that Reno's planned investigation of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr is politically motivated. "That is a bunch of crap," Deputy Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said. Asked to elaborate, Holder said: "That's C-R-A-P."
January 28, 1999 |
In newly unsealed court papers in the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr says the White House and defense lawyers--not the prosecutor's office--were the prime suspects in a flood of leaks to the news media. Clinton's attorneys scoffed at the suggestion the White House was the source of the leaks, accusing the prosecutor's office of "trying to deflect attention from itself." Early in the inquiry, Clinton lawyer David E.
June 14, 1998 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr says that he and his top deputy have often spoken to reporters on a not-for-attribution basis about their investigation of President Clinton and his relationship with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, sometimes discussing sensitive information about what witnesses have told prosecutors.