The independent counsel who investigated criminal activities related to President Bill Clinton said Sunday that the Democrat-led impeachment of President Donald Trump was an attempt to depose him.
“That is abuse of power. We are going to impeach him before he’s done anything. Excuse me, you are using your power in a very vicious way,” Starr told host Mark Levin on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty, and Levin” program.
“Whatever you think of him — you don’t think well of him; you think ill of him — it is not your business to use power in such an unprincipled way. Again, shame on you,” Starr added.
“Do you think this is an effort to overthrow the president?” Levin asked.
“Absolutely,” Starr, a recurring contributor for Fox News, said.
“Because of this, the Ukrainian subchapter, fitting into the larger volume of, ‘we are going to impeach him.’ Robert Mueller crashed and burned, bless his heart, an honorable man in July with his testimony. … It was like of Heaven, here comes Ukraine,” Starr said in reference to the shifting political narratives he says were crafted to entrap Trump.
The Democrat-led House on Wednesday voted to return two articles of impeachment against President Trump: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Earlier, Starr noted that following the impeachment testimony of U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, it seemed clear that Trump “committed the crime of bribery.”
Democrats say the president threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless that country agreed to investigation his political rivals. But a transcript of a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky does not show any quid pro quo attempt.
Under cross-examination by Republicans, Sondland later admitted that Trump specifically told him he did not want any “quid pro quo” from Ukraine.