Starr says Sessions was right to refuse questions on Trump
Former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was within his right to refuse to answer questions over possible claims of executive privilege.
“The attorney general was exactly right. He was protecting executive privilege, he wasn’t asserting it,” Mr. Starr said on CNN.
Mr. Starr acted as an independent counsel during the investigation into then-President Bill Clinton on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
He said the questioning of Mr. Sessions in open session was designed to “embarrass” the attorney general
rather than get answers.
“He was asked continuously, repetitively, what conversations did you have with the president … a very well-known drama,” Mr. Starr said.