Ken Starr, prosecutor in Clinton Whitewater probe, dies at 76


Ken Starr, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team, leaves the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

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Ken Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation into former President Bill Clinton, died Tuesday at 76, his family said in a statement.

Starr died in Houston of complications from surgery, the statement said.

Starr was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., and he served as U.S. solicitor general under then-President George H.W. Bush.

But he is best known for leading Whitewater, the expansive investigation that began as a probe of real estate investments by then-President Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton, but branched out to encompass numerous other areas — including the notorious Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.

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