Starr says Ses­sions was right to refuse ques­tions on Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Sally Per­sons

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.

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