Damning Trump, Alan Dershowitz attacks on Ken Starr resurface
As we’ve seen so many times from Trump in the past, There’s always a historic tweet to expose the hypocrisy or otherwise undermine the premise of whatever point he’s currently arguing.
And given that the president has been in the public eye for so many decades in his previous guise as purveyor of glitzy Manhattan apartment complexes, there’s also often a damning interview clip to go along with it.
That was the case over the weekend, when a vintage MSNBC interview in which he attacked Ken Starr, his new celebrity defense attorney, resurfaced on Twitter over his integral role in the Bill Clinton impeachment of 1999:
But Trump is by no means the only one to attack Starr from his own side.
Politico reports that the aforementioned Dershowitz was also highly critical of the Starr Report in a (book of essays on constitutional matters entitled Sexual McCarthyism .
“Starr is quickly destroying the credibility and integrity that alone justifies having an independent counsel,” Dershowitz wrote in one entry originally composed in May 1996 when Starr was investigating Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Whitewater deal.
Even more damningly, he asked in another essay from 1998 on the Monica Lewinksy scandal: “Which is more dangerous to our liberties, a president who may have had a sexual encounter with a willing intern and then tried to cover it up? Or a prosecutor who may have leaked secret grand jury testimony in an effort to get potential witnesses to change that testimony, and who hid his conflict of interest from the court? ”
He connected that piece by writing: “Most Americans correctly believe that the allegations against Kenneth Starr are far more serious, and his alleged misconduct – if it occurred – far more dangerous to our liberties.”
This clip of Dershowitz discussing the Clinton impeachment at the time has not aged well either, given his current line of defense .