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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.
That scandal involved the presidents extramarital affair with Lewinsky, which started when she was a 24-year-old White House intern.
Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/13/ken-starr-prosecutor-in-clinton-whitewater-probe-dies-at-76.html
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