Kenneth Starr, the former U.S. appellate judge who led the indictment to impeach then-President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s but defended Donald Trump against charges he instigated an insurgency during his second impeachment trial, has died aged 76 .
According to Waco, Texas television station KWTX, Starr died Tuesday after a “prolonged illness.
The Texas-born lawyer served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1983 to 1989, but resigned from 1989 as United States Solicitor General under then-President George HW Bush. until 1993.
The year after he left the Bush administration, Starr was called back into government service as…
an independent counsel charged with investigating whether Bush’s successor, Mr. Clinton, or his wife Hillary Clinton, broke any laws while investing in a failed Arkansas land deal in the late 1970s.
For three years, Starr never found any evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons, but when he submitted his final report to Congress, he advised Clinton to be impeached for lying in a statement regarding a civil suit for sexual harassment against him. filed by a former Arkansas state employee, Paula Jones.