Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr just blasted Pelosi’s purposeful delay on sending impeachment over to the Senate as “constitutionally wrong.”
Starr brought up a Bloomberg op-ed by Harvard legal scholar and Democrat witness Noah Feldman, who claimed that Trump isn’t really impeached until Pelosi sends the articles to the Senate.
Starr said Feldman made “a really good point” and added he believes “it’s a bit of a phony impeachment” and “an abuse of House power.”
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Appearing on "Fox & Friends: Weekend" with host Ed Henry, Starr said that while an "impeachment is an impeachment by any other name," Harvard legal scholar Noah Feldman -- one of the Democrats' witnesses who testified in favor of impeachment -- is "making a really good point."
In a Bloomberg op-ed, Feldman cautioned that, in order to officially impeach the president, Pelosi must send the articles of impeachment to the Republican-led Senate. He said that while she can delay sending the articles, she cannot do so for an "indefinite" period of time.
"it's an impeachment with a footnote or with an asterisk," Starr said. "By the way, it never went over to the Senate, which I think means that it's a bit of a phony impeachment."
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Starr said he agreed with Harvard legal scholar Noah Feldman, a Democratic witness who testified in favor of impeachment, that until Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate, the House have not finished their constitutional duty — meaning Democrats have not yet officially impeached Trump.
In fact, Starr said Pelosi's actions may amount to abuse of power.
"She appears to be intruding into the power of the Senate which is ironic in the extreme, isn't it?" Starr said. "So, I think there is an abuse of House power in the way that this process unfolded in the House and riding rough-shod over minority rights and, ultimately, the rights of the president."
"Now she's trying to essentially tell the Senate how to do its business...and it's just wrong constitutionally," he explained.
On Thursday, one day after the House voted to impeach the president, Pelosi said she would delay sending the articles to the Senate until at least January because Democrats had not yet "seen anything that looks fair to us."