American activist, television personality and former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, was apparently shocked by reports about the selection of Kenneth Starr among the lawyers who will represent US President Donald Trump’s legal defence team during the looming Senate impeachment trail.
Lewinsky took to Twitter to express her surprise at Starr's unexpected selection, wondering “are you f**king kidding me?”.
this is definitely an “are you fucking kidding me?” kinda day.— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) January 17, 2020
In 1998, Starr wrote an extensive report revealing a secret sexual relationship between Clinton and Lewinsky, while the latter was an intern at the White House. The sex scandal was one of the main reasons Clinton became the second US president in history to be impeached, although he was not removed from office by the Senate in 1999.
Lewinsky has occasionally spoken about comparisons between the impeachments of Clinton and Trump. The activist claims that Trump’s impeachment has affected her personally, as people have made her “the punchline of a joke a little more than normal”.