Ken Starr on Russia: I expect indictments

CNN Politics 12 months ago

Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation of former President Bill Clinton's real-estate investments and extramarital affair led to Clinton's impeachment, said Saturday that he "has a sense" there will be indictments in the federal investigation into allegations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign in Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.

"Given what we do know, especially given what happened this summer with respect to the FBI's intrusion into Paul Manafort's condominium, in light of the revelations that we've seen about General Flynn, I have a sense that there will, in fact, be indictments," Starr told CNN's Michael Smerconish.

Manafort was the President's campaign chairman and Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, was his first national security adviser.

Starr added that there "may be guilty pleas" from some of those under investigation.

"What I find very interesting ... is in light of the information that is now coming out with respect to Russian attempts to influence both the national election and 21 different states, what I expect to see is serious consideration of indicting one or more foreign nationals," Starr said.

Starr additionally said that he thought it should be legal to indict the US President, saying "everyone is equal under the law," although the Justice Department has an informal policy that the sitting President can't be indicted, he said.

FBI agents raided one of Manafort's homes this summer and seized materials as part of the ongoing Russia investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

Mueller's team also met with Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose dossier on alleged Russian efforts to aid the Trump campaign spawned months of investigations. The former FBI director's team is also sifting through Russia-linked ads handed over by Facebook.

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