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Former Baylor president Ken Starr mentioned by President Trump in tweet

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 12:07:08-05

Comments from former Baylor president Ken Starr on Fox News have caught the attention of President Trump this morning. 

Mr. Trump posted a message to Twitter repeating Starr’s comments about Independent Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. 

Starr has been on tour promoting his new book, "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation."

In Tyler last week, Starr praised Mueller in comments to the Tyler Morning Telegraph

“It’s a very tough road that he is hoeing, but it appears to me he has already done a great service to the country,” Starr told the paper. 

President Trump’s tweet on Sunday did not include the full context of Starr’s comments made to reporters. 

“We have a problem here,” Starr told the Tyler paper. “Houston, we have a problem. America, we have a problem, because the degree of interference and fraudulent interference with our election was horrible. However, there’s been no evidence that I’ve seen of collusion with the Trump campaign, but let’s stay tuned.”

Starr was a federal appeals court judge and served as Solicitor General before being appointed as Independent Counsel from 1994 to 1999. He investigated members of the Clinton administration, including President Bill Clinton himself. 

That investigation led to the impeachment of Clinton, after allegations the president lied under oath about the existence of an affair. 

Starr went on to become president and chancellor of Baylor University from 2010 to 2016. Starr’s tenure at Baylor ended after an investigation claimed Starr and administrators mishandled several sexual assault reports involving students. 

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