President Trump repeatedly denigrated Ken Starr, whom he appointed to his legal team Friday, during Starr’s time as an independent counsel investigating President Bill Clinton, calling him a “freak,” a “lunatic,” and a “disaster.”
”Starr’s a freak,” Trump said in a 1999 interview with Maureen Dowd. “I bet he’s got something in his closet.”
And in an interview with NBC News’s Matt Lauer, Trump said, “I think Ken Starr’s a lunatic. I really think that Ken Starr is a disaster.” Trump’s comment, in a transcript unearthed by CNN, came in response to a question of whether he thought Clinton should be impeached.