Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history.You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton have told their version of events, as have various journalists and participants. Whenever liberals recall those years, they usually depict independent counsel Ken Starr as an out-of-control, politically driven prosecutor.But as a New York Times columnist asked in 2017, "What if Ken Starr was right?" What if the popular media in the 1990s completely misunderstood Starr's motives, his tactics, and his ultimate goal: to ensure that no one, especially not the president of the United States, is above the law?Starr -- the man at the eye of the hurricane -- has kept his unique perspective to himself for t...
|Title||:||Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation|
|Number of Pages||:||312 pages|
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Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation Reviews
Mesmerized by this book! I lived through this time and followed the news closely but certainly we did not know what really happened. Mr. Starr writes easily and well about this unbelievable investigation. Although there were accusations that he was trying to conduct a hatchet job because his political beliefs were so different from the Clintons, I don’t see that at all in his writing. Bill and Hillary Clinton alone were responsible for dragging the country, and several of his victims, through th ...more
"Facts are stubborn thing"
Compelling account of history which should be read by readers from the Left and Right. In a conversational style, Starr recounts the facts of the investigation. Mesmerizing.
The book will not make sense unless you were around and thinking during the Clinton travesty. Hard to imagine now in the "MeTo" era but in the 90's the Democrats and major media advanced the view a government official could request an underling perform a sex act on them. This was covered under their view of "no harm no foul". President Clinton was the defendant in a civil law suit for this behavior during his time as the Governor of Arkansas. The lawyers for the accuser attempted to validate the ...more
This is an easy quick read. It provides a coherent explanation of the issues and process of the investigation and offers up interesting new information known only to the investigators up to this point.
I read this because I met young Ken Starr when he clerked for Chief Justice Burger and liked him very much. He seemed then to be extremely intelligent, kind, and empathetic. The press caricature of him during the Lewinsky scandal never rang true to me. The man I met shows through in this book.
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Well written! Informative. Good reading!
Thoughtful and provocative
Love him or hate him, this book is a good review of all that Clinton was and is. I enjoyed this book and felt Mr. Starr did a very good job with a difficult subject.
"But the now-fading Clinton years were starkly different, culturally and politically, in terms of respecting the rights of all persons, especially those subject to the exploitative hands of the powerful. Both as governor and as President, Clinton could malign his jettisoned paramours and victims with little if any consequence. In those days, oddly, no one seemed to care about the exploitative power arrangement. That was just Saturday Night Bill from Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Those days thankfully ar ...more
Finally a chance for Mr. Starr to tell his story. Not a lot of new information. This is more about context. Hillary Clinton is still more villain and unlikable than her husband.