In an explosive new memoir, former independent counsel Ken Starr revealed that he considered bringing perjury charges against Hillary Clinton after a 1995 deposition with investigators.
In Starr’s memoir, which was obtained in advance by Fox News, Starr recounts his investigation into the death of White House adviser Vince Foster and other matters related to the Whitewater investigation.
“I was upset over Mrs. Clinton’s performance, and was even considering bringing the matter before the Washington grand jury for possible indictment on perjury,” Starr wrote, according to an excerpt of “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation” reviewed by Fox News.
“In the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember,'” Starr continued. “This suggested outright mendacity. To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.”
Starr said that he ultimately decided not to bring charges against the then-first lady because it would be difficult to prove that she lied when she said “I don’t recall” and “I don’t remember.”
“What was clear was that Mrs. Clinton couldn’t be bothered to make it appear as if she were telling the truth,” Starr concluded.
In the late 1990s, The Washington Post released a timeline of events pertaining to the Whitewater land deal, writing that in 1993 “Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster file[d] three years of delinquent Whitewater corporate tax returns.”
The very next month Foster was found dead in a Washington Park — which authorities ruled was a suicide. The Post reported that “Federal investigators [were] not allowed access to Foster’s office immediately after the discovery, but White House aides enter[ed] Foster’s office shortly after his death, giving rise to speculation that files were removed from his office.”
In 2016, the Free Beacon reported that “Hillary Clinton relentlessly browbeat her clinically depressed former law partner Vince Foster shortly before he committed suicide in 1993, according to notes from a final jailhouse interview with a former close business partner of the Clintons.”