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.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.
Why should this be investigated by Mueller? This is not a Russia collusion issue and that is all that Mueller is suppose to investigate even though he has gone out of bounds. The Stormy Daniels issue does not fall anywhere under his authority. It needs to be sorted out in the Courts especially when she is in violating the terms of the “settlement” terms. She received compensation in return for a non-disclosure agreement and needs to be punished under the terms of the agreement. It is appalling that her attorney has not advised her of the consequence. Additionally, the money that she received was from an attorney and not from President Trump; however, once she signed the papers and took the money it is over. Makes you wonder if Soros is backing this since she could be subject to fines of $1m for each interview she gives or story she releases. Definitely something is rotten in Denmark (I’m Danish, so that isn’t meant to be a PC issue).
Ken Star has more gall than believable. He better watch criticizing Stormy and telling Muller. H. Clinton has huge problems about and with illegal contributions to campaigns and this might open HER can of worms. Of course, all the Liberal Dems think they can get away with murder and a slap on the wrist for ANYTHING THEY do, but heaven help the Conservatives and especially President Trump. These same Lib Dems have tried to make his presidency and his life totally miserable ever since BEFORE the election and afterwards, no let up, just constant..I look forward to the day when the shoe is on the Clinton, entire, group and Mueller is fired and put out to pasture to FBI no more.