USA-Death of Kenneth Starr, prosecutor in the Clinton/Lewinsky case – 09/14/2022 at 00:29

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Starr, known for leading the prosecution against former President Bill Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky case in 1998, has died at the age of 76, a his family announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Kenneth Starr died Tuesday at a hospital in Houston, Texas, from complications following surgery.

He had achieved worldwide notoriety when he was assigned to investigate, as a special prosecutor, the affair between Bill Clinton, then President of the United States, and Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern.

This investigation had led to an impeachment procedure against Bill Clinton.

Kenneth Starr has repeatedly said that no one, not even a President of the United States, is above the law.

(Report Kanishka Singh; French version Camille Raynaud)

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