Baylor Plans to Fire Art Briles, Demotes Ken Starr Over Scandal
University also places athletic director on probation as investigation finds handling of sexual assault complaints was ‘wholly inadequate’
Kenneth Starr, whose vigorous prosecution led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, was forced out as president of Baylor University Thursday amid allegations he turned a blind eye to accusations of sexual assaults by members of the school’s football team.
Mr. Starr said in a statement Thursday that he was “profoundly sorry” to “those victims who were not treated with the care, concern and support they deserve.” But he also distanced himself from the scandal, saying he wasn’t aware of the allegations of attacks until last year.
Nowhere does The Journal mention that Ken Starr was never “profoundly sorry” for being part of a legal team that negotiated a sweetheart deal for convicted sex offender and underage sex slave driver Jeffrey Epstein, which violated victims’ rights, defied justice and protected the likes of Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew, among others, from being brought to justice on similar charges. Nor does The Journal mention that Baylor, a Baptist university that takes pride in its high standards of virtue, hired Starr as president and chancellor of the university and member of the law school faculty even after victims sued over the allegedly illegal and unjust plea Starr was instrumental in securing for Epstein. Furthermore, even in light of these facts, The Journal starts its report with a highly questionable statement presented as fact that Starr “vigorously prosecut[ed]” Bill Clinton, when it’s reasonable to see the proof in the pudding on that one as the Clintons emerged stronger than ever.
In my quick and dirty research into this story, I realized that four of the Clintons’ close associates actually have gone to jail from dealings the likes of which the Clintons are all too familiar, from sex offenses to campaign irregularities…Here is just a sample: Jeffrey Epstein, cohort of Bill Clinton, convicted and jailed as an underage sex offender; Peter F. Paul, major donor and fundraiser for Hillary during her Senate bid, convicted and jailed for conspiracy, drug dealing and securities fraud; Charles Kushner, father-in-law of Ivanka Trump, largest donor to Hillary’s Senate campaign & first mega-donor to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid, convicted and jailed for making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering; Ed Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law, convicted and jailed for bank fraud, mail fraud & wire fraud…These are just names I stumbled upon over the past day or were top of mind. My point is that if anyone had ever vigorously prosecuted Bill Clinton, he’d have gone to jail! (If you doubt this, start your investigation with the video at the bottom of this post, then read Partners in Power.)
I also think it’s weird that the only times I’ve ever read about the respected Ken Starr have been: in relation to this case, in which he’s alleged to have covered up sex crimes; in relation to Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex case in which he helped arranged for an allegedly illegal and clearly unscrupulous plea; and in relation to the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal which overshadowed the very real and serious White Water and Vince Foster investigations. My takeaway? Don’t leave this guy (or any of his friends) alone with your daughter.
Update (7/20/2016): Just found this: http://gawker.com/he-took-the-time-to-chat-ken-starr-s-plea-for-a-chil-1464516616
And don’t miss this…