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Ken Starr has been a D.C. Circuit Court judge, a law school dean and the U.S. solicitor general. But he is best known for his work in the Office of the Independent Counsel and the report that came to colloquially bear his name: the Starr Report, which unveiled the salacious details of President Bill Clinton’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Twenty years after President Clinton’s impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives, Starr has written “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.” Starr spoke with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles in late October about how he came to run the OIC; what the Whitewater scandal was really about; how he thinks we should evaluate conspiracy theories; and what impact being the focus of massive media coverage has had on his ideas about the importance of a free press. He also shares his thoughts on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who served under him in the OIC, and why he advocated for an end to the Office of the Independent Counsel.

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Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation by Ken Starr

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Published: November 7, 2018
Podcast: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Category: Legal News
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