Ken Starr Says Sitting Presidents Should Be Indictable

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The former independent counsel who investigated President Clinton, Ken Starr, said on Friday that sitting presidents should be able to be indicted. 

Starr made the comments during a CNN interview with former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart

“Do you think a sitting president can be indicted?” CNN “New Day” co-anchor John Berman asked Starr.

“Yes, and I disagree with the Justice Department’s guidelines but it is the historic position of the department,” responded Starr.   “I think that, plus first principles, no person is above the law, means that a president can be indicted,” Starr said.

“But that’s not the Justice Department policy, and Bob Mueller, as you know, is an officer of the Justice Department and is therefore required to follow that policy,” he added. “He cannot indict.”


 

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