'Definition of Hypocrisy': GOP Rep Calls Out Nadler for 1998 Effort to Suppress Starr Report
Top Dem now calls for full release of Mueller findings.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) engaged in the "dictionary [definition of] hypocrisy" when he called Tuesday for the Mueller report to be released in full.
Nadler, along with fellow Democratic committee chairs Richie Neal (Mass.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Adam Schiff (Calif.), Elijah Cummings (Md.) and Eliot Engel (N.Y.) warned the DOJ of forthcoming subpoenas for the full Mueller report on alleged Trump collusion.
"It's amazing to see right now... when you have your dreams come crashing down," Collins said.
Bill Hemmer played video from a 1998 PBS interview in which Nadler blasted calls for the release of then-Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's "Whitewater" report.
Starr had been appointed to investigate President Clinton and others in regard to an Arkansas land deal, and ended up discovering the Monica Lewinsky affair.
In the interview with Charlie Rose, Nadler said it was "a matter of decency and protecting people's privacy rights" not to release the Whitewater report.
"It represents statements [made by witnesses] that may or may not be true... [and is] unfair to release," he said.
Collins said that is a stark contrast to the Manhattan Democrat's current demand to Attorney General Bill Barr.
Collins remarked that Nadler and his Democratic brethren may just be facing a "base problem" because they don't want to tell the voters that "they don't have anything to tear down [Donald Trump]."
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