Ken Starr says there is ‘no hope for impeachment,’ Donald Trump has committed no crime

Ken Starr is an expert on impeachment, his criminal investigation into former Democrat Bill Clinton concluded in a successful result—Clinton was impeached.

Starr, former independent counsel, said after impeachment proceedings into President Trump finished on their opening day, Wednesday, Nov. 13, there was “no hope for impeachment” and “no crime was proven today.”

Democrats lack a star witness, said Starr, on  “America’s Newsroom” with host Bill Hemmer, with their crucial witness acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor relying on hearsay in his testimony.

“There is no John Dean: ‘This is what the president told me. This is what the president did.’ We’re far-removed from Nixon and Watergate at this stage,” the Fox News contributor told Hemmer.

Speaking of proceedings on the first day of the inquiry, Starr said, “The members were very strong. I think the members overall acquitted themselves extremely well on both sides of the aisle. The quality of the questioning was extremely high for the most part,” Starr said. “One key thing, the Republicans not only are rock solid, so that means if this trend continues, there is no hope for impeachment, that’ll do it for the conviction in the Senate,” reported the DailyWire.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was also involved with impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, remarked, “Yeah, I’ve done this before,” when he appeared on “Hannity” on Tuesday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Donald Trump’s chief GOP allies, introduced a resolution condemning the Democratic-controlled House for pursuing a “closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry,” during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, on Oct. 24, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

Graham is concerned the impeachment process will threaten the presidency.

“I think it would be a danger to the presidency in the future for us to legitimize what’s going on in the House,” he said, adding, “There’s no civil proceeding in America—no criminal proceeding in America—that denies a person to tell their side of the story by calling witnesses except in the House.”

“The allegation is that Donald J. Trump withheld aid to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government investigated Joe Biden and Hunter Biden for corruption,” he said.

“The problem with that allegation is that it’s not true. The aid was delivered to the Ukrainian government, and there was no investigation of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden,” said Graham.

Starr agreed with the senator’s words, “I think Sen. Graham is onto something broader, and that is we’re dealing with the context of the foreign relations of the United States. The give and take of foreign relations,” he said, though noting, “doesn’t justify bribery or, however, it’s going to be characterized.”

“But there’s no suggestion…that the president somehow was profiting from this, right?”

“To the person on the street, this is going to seem like a stretch,” he told Hemmer.

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