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Ken Starr, the Man Who Probed Clinton, is fired from his own presidency in a sex coverup scandal.
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Ken Starr reportedly fired as Baylor president, university declines comment

Jon Herskovitz (Additional reporting by Lisa Maria Garza in Dallas; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Frances Kerry)
May 24th 2016 4:17PM

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/24/ke.../21383109/


AUSTIN, Texas, May 24 (Reuters) - Baylor University declined to comment on reports on Tuesday that Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating Bill Clinton during his presidency who is now the president of the world's largest Baptist college, has been fired over sexual abuse scandals at the school. In the past several months, the central Texas university has faced criticism of not doing enough to investigate reports of rapes of female students by its male athletes.


Local TV broadcaster KCEN reported on Tuesday that Starr had been fired, citing sources close to the Board of Regents. "We will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources, but when official news is available, the University will provide it. We expect an announcement by June 3," the school said in a statement. In March, a former student at Baylor brought a negligence lawsuit in federal court against the school, claiming it acted callously and indifferently after she was raped by a Baylor football player.


In a separate scandal, Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced last year by a Texas judge to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2013. That incident raised questions about how Baylor investigates sexual assaults. The judge in the trial deemed the school's investigation so insufficient that he barred defense from citing it. Following that case, Baylor asked for an independent investigation of its handling of sexual assault accusations. A report, yet to be made public, was recently submitted to the Board of Regents, the group that can fire Starr.


Starr became the 14th president of Baylor in 2010. Starr, a former appeals court judge, in the mid-1990s was appointed as a special counsel to investigate then President Clinton over a real estate investment and other matters. His probe widened to include Clinton's sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and led to Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Republicans could not muster the two-thirds majority in the Senate needed to remove Clinton from office and Republicans were later punished at the polls for what many of them conceded was a perceived overzealousness in pursuing Clinton.


This month, Starr offered enthusiastic praise for Clinton, especially his years of philanthropic work after leaving the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. "His genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear," Starr was reported as saying at a panel discussion in Philadelphia. He referred to his investigation and the impeachment process as "the unpleasantness," it said.


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(Emphasis added)

This is perhaps not a "seminal moment in justice" but it certainly is "poetic justice."
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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I have heard that Baylor University this morning denied that Starr had been fired. (Yet.)


It would be even more ironic if the investigation into this matter lasts 4 years and costs Baylor University millions of dollars, and involves periodic public releases of damaging embarassing information, and then results in Starr remaining president.


You may also remember that Starr "reported" on Whitewater and the Vince Foster death.
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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Baylor University announced today that Starr had been, in fact, demoted from president to one of the (several) chancellors and would be given "other duties." They did fire the head coach, Art Briles.

I bet the Clintons are laughing their heads off.
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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