(The Hill) Former independent counsel Ken Starr says that he has faith in Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, but not necessarily in the officials at the Justice Department that are surrounding the probe.
Starr, who led the investigation into former President Clinton’s sexual misconduct with Monica Lewinsky, on Monday told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that he was not comfortable with claims that Mueller is “surrounded” by partisan Democrats in the agency.
“No, I’m not,” Starr tells Carlson when asked if he was comfortable with the career agents surrounding Mueller. “I have great confidence in Bob Mueller as a person, so I’m in the school that Mueller is a good and decent man.”
“But I must say … when there are these kinds of charges or concerns about partisanship, the special counsel needs to respond to those,” Starr continues. “I do have concerns about the people around him.”