Starr Defends Appearance At Law School

Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr defended himself Friday against criticism that his appearance at a law school founded by a political foe of President Clinton was a conflict of interest.

Starr said he was proud to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the law school at Regent University, established by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. Starr was the keynote speaker during the daylong event.

“To me, to appear at a law school at this kind of gathering is in fact an entirely appropriate thing to do,” he told reporters.

Robertson, who is founder and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has questioned the suicide finding in the death of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster. He asked on his “700 Club” television program whether the long-time friend of the president and first lady Hillary Clinton was murdered.

Starr did not discuss Whitewater in his speech to about 300 people, including lawyers, judges and university trustees.


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