Quotes from Kenneth Starr
"After an extensive investigation, the office produced a report that addressed the many questions that confronted the difficult issues, it laid out new evidence, and it reached a definitive conclusion."
"Don't blame the messenger because the message is unpleasant."
"I am not here to accuse the media of anything."
"I do not speak frequently or otherwise to the press."
"I don't believe anyone has leaked grand jury information."
"I have to be careful about what I say."
"I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people."
"I thought we were to discuss a referral which we believe contains substantial and credible information of potential impeachable offenses by the President of the United States."
"I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed."
"I was privileged to serve as a judge."
"I'm not trying to pat myself on the back, but I've tried to live by what I believe is my obligation and my responsibility."
"In contrast to what most prosecutors do, we try to treat all individuals with complete fairness. We do not go out and hold press conferences and the like."
"Judgment should be withheld with respect to this question until such time as there is an ultimate judgment in this case."
"Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do."
"Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath, does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do. If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts, and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes."
"The values of confidentiality of matters occurring before the grand jury is very important."
"The whole idea of equal justice under law means that you've got to play by the rules. It has nothing to do with the underlying subject matter. You just tell the truth."
"There is no excuse for perjury - never, never, never. There is truth, and the truth demands respect."
"We must combat misinformation that is being spread."
"We prevailed in the court of appeals."
"We were criticized throughout that investigation for being too thorough, for taking too long. But time has proved the correctness of that approach."
"We were in Little Rock. We were assessing a very important issue. In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews."
"We were not able to secure as much information as we would like, given the records of the bank, and given Susan McDougal's lack of cooperation."
"When we had highly sensitive information, the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI. There was no dissemination of that information."
"Whether the story reflects the facts is obviously a different matter."
"You're making me feel like a skunk at the garden party."
Total Quotes: 26
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