Baylor University removed Starr as president following reports of sexual assault by members of the school’s football team.
BY EMILY JANE FOX MAY 24, 2016 1:05 PM
Starr in 1998, testifying against Bill Clinton before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Update: Thursday, 1:25 P.M.: After much speculation, Baylor University's Board of Regents officially voted to strip Ken Starrfrom his role as president as the result of an investigation into how the school handled reported incidents of sexual assaults by members of the football team. The University announced the changes Thursday, saying in a statement that Starr would transition into the position of chancellor and would continue to teach at its law school.
Just as Donald Trump starts to dig into some of the seedier gossip surrounding the Clintons’ past, one of their chief tormenters from the 1990s is suddenly coming to their defense.
Ken Starr, the former independent counsel tasked with investigating the Whitewater real-estate venture, and who eventually pursued the Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky scandals that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, is now lavishing praise on the man whose public and private lives he spent years trying to destroy.
“His genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear,” Starr said last week in a panel at the National Constitution Center, according to The New York Times. “It is powerful, it is palpable and the folks of Arkansas really understood that about him—that he genuinely cared. The ‘I feel your pain’ is absolutely genuine.” He called Clinton “the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation.”