Ken Starr, who served as an independent counsel during the Clinton presidency, told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that special counsel Robert Mueller could indict a sitting president if he had enough evidence against him.
During a Wednesday appearance on The Beat, Melber began by asking Starr if he still stood by his nearly two-decade-old opinion that a sitting president could be indicted.
“You solicited an opinion for your investigation that argued a sitting president could be indicted. Did you agree with that view then,” Melber asked.
“Yes,” Starr replied.
“Do you agree with that view now,” Melber followed up.
“Yes,” Starr responded.
“So you think that if there is the right evidence, Bob Mueller or another prosecutor, could indict a sitting president, Donald Trump?”
“Yes,” Starr confirmed, adding,” Yes, but the Justice Department has a different view and as you know has had a different view for almost half a century.”
Tonight: Ken Starr says he believes a sitting president can be indicted pic.twitter.com/pF68C85ucn
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) December 19, 2018