Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton, said allegations former adult film star Stormy Daniels received $130,000 to remain silent about a sexual encounter with President Trump ahead of the 2016 election should be “considered and assessed” by the Justice Department.
During an interview with Yahoo News’ podcast “Skullduggery,” Starr said the allegations raise “difficult and serious” issues.
“That’s a serious question,” Starr said, when asked whether the payment Daniels received should be investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller as an illegal campaign contribution. “What did the president know? Did he authorize it? All those things have to be sorted out.”
Mueller is currently investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Starr’s Whitewater real estate investment investigation uncovered Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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