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Ex judge Ken Starr, who investigated former US president Bill Clinton, passes away at the age of 76

Ken Starr, a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation into Bill Clinton led to the president's impeachment, passes away at the age of 76.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Ken Starr, a prominent attorney whose criminal investigation into Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment and a former federal appellate judge died at the age of 76, his family said. According to Starr’s family, he died of complications from surgery.

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In an investigation that lasted five years, Starr investigated fraudulent real estate deals involving a longtime Clinton aide, removing documents from the office of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster after his suicide, and with Monica Lewinsky. Collected evidence of Clinton’s sexual encounters a former White House intern.

In 2020, he was recruited to help represent President Trump in the impeachment trial. Meanwhile, Lewinsky was appointed as an intern at the White House in 1995. She and Clinton were allegedly involved in sexual relations for almost two years. However, Lewinsky told about her affair with Clinton to her colleague, who recorded some of her conversations. However, Clinton denied having sexual relationships with Lewinsky. He was impeached by the ouse but was acquitted by the Senate.

For many years, Starr’s illustrious reputation as a lawyer propelled him to the Supreme Court. At 37, he became the youngest person to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1989–93, Starr was solicitor general in President George HW Bush’s administration, arguing 25 cases before the Supreme Court. From 2010 to 2016, the former judge also served as president of Baylor University from 2010 to 2016.

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