It's a well-known fact that anyone who crossed former President Bill Clinton would pay the price. Now one of his sworn enemies has passed away.
Ken Starr, the former U.S. solicitor general who launched the investigation that led to Clinton's impeachment, died Tuesday at the age of 76, The Hill reported. Starr's Whitewater probe uncovered the salacious details of Clinton's relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that would ultimately take him down.
Starr is survived by his wife, three children, and nine grandchildren. "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," Randall Starr, his son, said in a statement from the family.
"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. He is now with his Lord and Savior," Randall Starr added.
Ken Starr had a long and distinguished career in government with a stint in academia before finally landing his late-in-life gig as a contributor for Fox News. However, he's most remembered for the impact his investigation had on the Clinton administration.
What began as a probe into shady real estate deals by the Clintons uncovered the relationship the then-president had with Lewinsky. Starr compiled his findings into the Starr Report that was presented to Congress in September 1998.
In it, he accused Clinton of lying about his relationship with Lewinsky to the public and lawmakers. Clinton was impeached, but his presidency was saved by the Senate's acquittal. For Starr's part, his name was forever linked with Clinton's as an opposition figure.
It's interesting to see the same party that decried this investigation is now on board with the endless investigations of former President Donald Trump. The only difference between the two is that Starr found an actual crime.