A lot of these “grand attorneys” are like trying to swim after substituting an anchor for your life preserver. Their job is to throw the game, while making it look like they’re working on your behalf, yet without leaving evidence of having thrown the game.
Starr, especially. If you were truly hated by the government, like Timothy McVeigh, and being defended by some mall lawyer who worked out of a trailer, Ken Starr would show up to “take over” and work pro bono for you. Everybody would be so in awe of him, that they would agree.
However, you might have a chance with the mall lawyer—you won’t with Starr. It’s his job to make sure you end up in the electric chair. The mall lawyer might accidentally hit a home run and get you acquitted, and that can’t be permitted. And the government does not like leaving such things to chance.
Look at Bill Clinton. A mall lawyer prosecuting him could have had Bill wearing county pajamas before sundown, probably facing 200 counts of the most heinous crimes Bill committed. Instead, good ol’ Ken Starr would only charge him with a charge so stupid and embarrassing, it would guarantee he would walk. And Ken Starr also ran up the tab and ran out the clock in doing it.
They kept bragging about Ken Starr’s “attention to detail”, which mostly amounted to him keeping precise tabs on his expense accounts.
That sounds a lot like Patrick Fitzgerald.