'Stormy Weather Ahead': Starr Says House Dems Have Declared 'All-Out War' on Trump
Lawmakers seek full Mueller report, Trump tax returns.
Ken Starr said House Democrats have declared "all-out war" on President Trump by authorizing subpoenas to obtain the full Mueller report and by continuing their push for Trump's tax records.
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for Mueller’s full report after the Justice Department missed a Democrat-imposed deadline Tuesday.
So far, Barr has produced only a four-page summary, which said that the special counsel found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and made no determination on obstruction of justice. Barr said he would provide the redacted report to Congress by mid-April.
Also on Wednesday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) formally requested the IRS provide six years of Trump's personal and business tax returns.
On "America's Newsroom" Thursday, Starr, a former independent counsel whose investigation into Whitewater led to then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings, said information that could compromise national security or grand jury secrecy must be redacted from the report.
He noted that House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) used to be concerned about privacy rights, as the congressman in a 1998 PBS interview blasted calls for the release of Starr's Whitewater report.
"It is clear that it's all-out war against the president," Starr said. "The House of Representatives -- the majority -- is seeking to use its entire power to do everything it can on every front to go after the president of the United States."
He said Trump, however, has legal defenses, and he predicted that the disputes over the Mueller report and Trump's tax returns could end up in court.
"So, we've got a lot of stormy weather ahead, unfortunately."
Watch the "America's Newsroom" segment above.