Contempt A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation
Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history.
You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to Bill Clinton's impeachment by the House and acquital by the Senate. Bill and Hillary Clinton have told the story from their perspectives, as have journalists, pundits, and various participants. But over the last two decades, former Independent Counsel Ken Starr-the prosecutor at the center of the storm-has kept silent.
Now Starr finally shares his unique perspective on the investigation that began with the Whitewater land deal and spread to a wide range of President Clinton's actions, including accusations of sexual harrassment and perjury in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Starr's narrative includes behind-the-scenes details that have never before emerged, as well as a new analysis from the perspective of history.
With today's headlines filled with debates about presidential abuse of power, sexual harassment, and what actions actually justify impeachment, Starr's story and insights have become more relevant than ever.