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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Questions Starr

Thursday, November 19, 1998

Following is an excerpt of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) questioning Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr at the House Judiciary Committee's first day of impeachment hearings.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Tex.: Let me simply paint the picture for you. I've served as a judge. I've been somewhat a prosecutor on a select committee on assassinations and you've done many things. But I would simply say to you how can you move from the prosecutor's chair to the judge's chair, to the witness chair in any court in America, Mr. Starr? I cannot believe that any American would perceive any justice as the Constitution so says of having to defend against a prosecutor who acts as a judge and who acts as a witness.

© Copyright 1998 The Associated Press

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