Trump Shares his Condolences at the News that the ’Great and Brilliant’ Ken Starr Has Passed Away at 76

Ken Starr passed away Tuesday at the age of 76 from complications from surgery, according to his family.

His son Randall issued a statement on behalf of his children, “We are deeply saddened with the loss of our dear and loving Father and Grandfather, whom we admired for his prodigious work ethic, but who always put his family first. The love, energy, endearing sense of humor, and fun-loving interest Dad exhibited to each of us was truly special, and we cherish the many wonderful memories we were able to experience with him,”

When former President Donald Trump learned of his passing he shared the sad news and his condolences on Truth Social.

“I just learned that the great and brilliant Ken Starr has, sadly, passed away. He was a true American Patriot who loved our Country and the Law. I so appreciated his support and his thoughts that our cause against fascists and other mentally sick people in our Country is just. He will be greatly missed. Melania and I send our warmest condolences to his wonderful family.”

Starr was one of the lawyers who represented Trump during his first impeachment trial. Starr stood by the president and eloquently defended him.

Starr became synonymous with the investigation of Bill and Hilliary Clinton in the Whitegate real estate scandal during the ’90s. He unearthed the affair Bill Clinton had with intern Monica Lewinsky during the investigation. This eventually led to the impeachment of former President Clinton, for lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.

Lewinsky shared her thoughts on Starr’s passing on Twitter:

“as i’m sure many can understand, my thoughts about ken starr bring up complicated feelings… but of more importance, is that i imagine it’s a painful loss for those who love him.”

 Starr was president of Baylor University from 2010 to 2016. He also had quite a legal career. He served on former President Ronald Reagan’s transition team. He became a counselor to US Attorney General William French Smith in 1981. In 1983 he was appointed to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a federal judge. Then in 1989, he was nominated by President George HW Bush to be US solicitor general. After this, he returned to private practice working for the law firm Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.

We are saddened to hear the news of his passing as many others are as well. He impacted many in his work.

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