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Who is Ken Starr? Ex-Clinton investigator joins Trump legal defense

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  • On Friday it was revealed that President Trump had hired controversial attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr for his impeachment defense team.
  • Starr became a household name in the 1990s when he led an investigation into President Clinton’s alleged misconduct in office.
  • In the years since he was fired as Baylor University’s president following a sexual assault scandal and wrote a memoir of his time as special counsel.
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One of the biggest names in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment just joined President Donald Trump’s defense: Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr.

Author of the infamous “Starr Report,” which included the sordid details of Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, the Republican lawyer had lately become one of Trump’s biggest defenders in television appearances on Fox News.

While Starr is best known for his work on the Clinton investigation, his legal career spans decades. There was once talk of him getting a coveted nomination to the Supreme Court.

But Clinton’s controversial impeachment ended all talk of that, and Starr’s reputation was further tarnished in recent years when he presided over Baylor University during a sexual assault crisis.

Continue to read more about Starr’s background.

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