President Donald Trump is clearly watching Fox News because he just praised former Special Counsel Ken Starr for claiming that there’s “no evidence” of collusion and campaign finance violations even though Starr has no access to the evidence collected by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump has been freaking out all morning on Twitter over Michael Cohen flipping on him, even going so far as to revive a debunked lie that the FBI illegally broke into Cohen’s legal office despite the fact that agents had a warrant allowing them to do so.
But Trump demonstrated further just how desperate he is by referring to statements Starr made during an appearance on Fox News:
Judge Ken Starr, former Solicitor Generel & Independent Counsel, just stated that, after two years, “there is no evidence or proof of collusion” & further that “there is no evidence that there was a campaign financing violation involving the President.” Thank you Judge. @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
The problem is that Starr has absolutely no access to the evidence and Mueller’s team runs a tight ship. They certainly would never leak any information to Starr.
Nobody really knows what evidence of collusion Mueller has or doesn’t have because the Russia investigation has not been concluded and a final report has not been issued. Although, Mueller did clear out an entire floor of a federal courthouse this week for a mystery case this week, so who knows what bombshell is going to be next to drop. Even Starr acknowledged that things could change by cautioning us to “stay tuned.”
As for the campaign finance violations, Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator known as “Individual 1” in court documents after Cohen pleaded guilty to two campaign finance felonies that Trump allegedly coordinated with and directed Cohen to commit in order to hide extramarital affairs with two women from the American people as they prepared to vote in the 2016 Election.
In short, there’s plenty of evidence against Trump on the campaign finance violations. The indictments and plea deals prove it.
Twitter mocked Trump for his pathetic reliance on Starr as a lifeline:
Fun fact: Starr’s investigation into a real estate deal turned into an 8+ year investigation into sexual infidelity, so he’s probably not the best champion for Trump to rallying to his side right now
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) December 16, 2018
Ken Starr has no idea what evidence there is because he’s no longer the special prosecutor. Turn off Fox News and begin settling your affairs. https://t.co/rMBu1v1knv
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) December 16, 2018
Reminder: Ken Starr took three times as long as Mueller to find far fewer crimes than Mueller has already found….. https://t.co/8X3lbryrz8
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) December 16, 2018
Ken Starr said this Friday 12/14/18 and he said “there’s been no evidence that he’s seen” and let’s stay tuned.” It’s pretty obvious he hasn’t seen any evidence because he’s not part of Mullers team. We won’t have answers until the investigation is done. Nice try! pic.twitter.com/5iKQbiLqgE
— Michael Haze (@Haze_80) December 16, 2018
Lucky for us, Ken Starr is not conducting the investigation, Robert Mueller is. I’m betting Mueller’s finding will be quite different than a Fox News contributor.
— Will (@beasley_will94) December 16, 2018
Ken Starr has no idea what the Special Counsel has on you and your associates. There have been over 30 indictments with guilty pleas and convictions of many with direct connection to you! Be very concerned that Cohen has flipped big time. You’re going down. #UnfitToBePresident
— Teresa (@MDTeresa) December 16, 2018
and the same Ken Starr fired for covering up sexual assaults at Baylor? Hahahaha, yeah let’s take his word on something… NO!
— Paula M (@Smoochie64) December 16, 2018
Trump must be desperate and terrified if he has to resort to praising the opinion of a man who has no access to Mueller and the evidence in his investigation. And as a former judge and attorney, one would think Starr has the ability to read court documents, which clearly show there is evidence and witness testimony that Trump committed serious campaign finance violations.
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