Fox guest Ken Starr questions whether full Mueller report can be "fair and balanced" because of Mueller's "choice of staff"

Fox guest Ken Starr questions whether full Mueller report can be "fair and balanced" because of Mueller's "choice of staff"

Conservative media have long attacked Mueller's team as biased against Trump

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From the April 17 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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BILL HEMMER (CO-ANCHOR): [The] White House downplaying the impact of the Mueller report which should be out in about 24 hours. Want to bring in the former independent counsel Ken Starr, author of Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation. Ken Starr, welcome back, live in Dallas today. And you've said some very interesting things this week. Let's see how many we can get to. Number one, you're saying concerns about the possibility of an anti-Trump-slanted Mueller report. To what are you referring? 

KEN STARR (FORMER INDEPENDENT COUNSEL): Well, the report is going to be redacted, so obviously we're not going to see the full report. That's going to be frustrating for all of us, and people will say where is more and more. But the concern, that I think is a fair concern is, is the report going to be written in a fair and balanced way? It's a concern. Now why the concern? Because of Bob Mueller, who I hold in very high regard, his choice of staff. So many questions have been raised about that staff and their leanings and so forth. And they've had the opportunity, without any kind of cross examination, any kind of check, any kind of balance, to write whatever they want to write. And that, I think, legitimately raises concern of fairness and balance. 

HEMMER: So we're going to have to digest this. I think at first glance tomorrow, may be a very dangerous thing to jump on it. I mean, it might take a day, or two days, or several days to really understand what's in the report.

Previously:

Fox host: Mueller findings have "to show that this was not a politically biased investigation"

Corey Lewandowski: Special counsel Robert Mueller's legal team includes "partisan hacks" who are "part of the deep state"

Hannity: Special prosecutor "has put together a Democratic hit squad" to take down Trump

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