After making his debut in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Ken Starr, who is one of the newest members of Trump’s legal team, is on the receiving end of mockery on Twitter after he declared that the US is “living in what can aptly be described as the age of impeachment.”
Starr played a key role in former president Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, and issued the infamous Starr Report detailing the extramarital affair Clinton had with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky — a history that prompted some to point out the irony of his statement:
Ken Starr complaining about this being the "Age of Impeachment" is a little too rich.
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) January 27, 2020
Listening to Ken Starr pontificate against the "age of impeachment" is really rich. I think he should talk about the "age of hypocrisy" or maybe the "age of white guys still getting away with stuff." And don't forget: https://t.co/Zy3QH7v2Df
— Nancy Jo Sales (@nancyjosales) January 27, 2020
Baffled by this Ken Starr opening. He's discussing the long-gone independent counsel law. Seems to be trying to make a general "impeachment is bad" case? Odd messenger for it…
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) January 27, 2020
Ken Starr- the man who investigated Bill Clinton for FOUR years- yes, four years from August 1994 to September 1998- but he claims we are NOW living in the "age of impeachment." #TrumpBSDefense
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 27, 2020
We have truly come full circle — enter Ken Starr talking about "the age of impeachment" pic.twitter.com/SLU20g2iEm
— Kevin Flower (@KMFlower) January 27, 2020
Ken Starr, who pushed impeachment for Bill Clinton for lying about sex, now says impeachment is being used too often as Donald Trump is impeached for asking a foreign power to investigate a political rival.
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) January 27, 2020
Ken Starr, professional impeachment man, complains that we're living in the "age of impeachment"
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) January 27, 2020
Every president now faces calls for impeachment. “How did we get here?” asks Ken Starr, the sweaty zealot who impeached Bill Clinton for lying about sex.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 27, 2020
Thanks in part to Ken Starr's urging, the GOP House managers of Clinton's impeachment took video depositions from Monica Lewinsky, Sidney Blumenthal and Vernon Jordan and entered them into evidence in the Senate trial.
See this thread: https://t.co/gbFLA0ftzj
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 27, 2020
‘Don’t put handcuffs on’: Body camera footage shows Orlando police arresting 6-year-old for ‘tantrum’
The Orlando Police Department has released footage of a 6-year-old girl being arrested.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, Kaia Rolle was being read a story when officers showed up to arrest her after she had a "tantrum" earlier in the day.
The arrest occurred at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy on Sept. 19, 2019. Rolle's family shared body camera footage with the Orlando Sentinel this week.
“What are those for?” Rolle asks the officer, referring to zip ties used to handcuff suspects.
Battle for Duncan Hunter’s former congressional seat turns into an ugly GOP slugfest
California, once a red state, has become increasingly Democratic in recent years: both of its U.S. senators are Democrats (Dianne Feinstein and former 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris), and only six of California’s 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are held by Republicans. The Golden State lost one of its GOP congressmen after former Rep. Duncan D. Hunter Jr. pled guilty to a corruption charge and resigned, and Republicans are fighting it out in California’s 50th Congressional District over what used to be Hunter’s seat.
‘String of intentional outright lies’: Bloomberg campaign deletes tweets containing fake quotes of Bernie Sanders praising despotism
"Mike Bloomberg has been publishing videos attacking Bernie Sanders and Bernie supporters for being 'toxic'—and then Bloomberg fabricated grotesque fake quotes and attributed them to Bernie."
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign came under fire after posting a series of now-deleted tweets that included fake quotes of 2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders praising authoritarianism.