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Monica Lewinsky Has 3 Words About Mueller Report Treatment

'If ... only' Starr report had been treated the same way
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2019 11:59 AM CDT
Monica Lewinsky arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – When then-President Clinton was the subject of a special counsel investigation, the resulting report from Kenneth Starr was, famously, published in full. Not so, at least so far, for President Trump: After special counsel Robert Mueller finished his probe and submitted a report to the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr simply provided a brief summary to the public. Well, Monica Lewinsky has something to say about that. Lewinsky, of course, was featured prominently in the 453-page Starr report, including graphic descriptions of her alleged sexual encounters with Clinton, the Daily Beast and Newsweek report. On Wednesday, she tweeted three simple words describing her reaction to how differently the Mueller report has been handled thus far.

Her tweet came in response to a tweet from University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor Orin Kerr, who wrote, "Imagine if the Starr Report had been provided only to President Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, who then read it privately and published a 4-page letter based on her private reading stating her conclusion that President Clinton committed no crimes." Lewinsky retweeted that and added her thoughts: "if. [expletive]. only." MarketWatch notes that her tweet went viral and the response was "overwhelmingly positive," with many saying she "won the internet." (Lewinsky recently reflected on her apology to Hillary Clinton.)

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