Former Solicitor General Ken Starr, best known for his investigation of ex-President Bill Clinton and his administration in the 1990s, said Tuesday he does not think a special prosecutor is needed to look into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the wake of former FBI Director James Comey's firing.
"It's a bad idea as a general matter," Starr told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "It's a last-resort tool. Let the process work."
The Justice Department has career prosecutors with "total integrity," he continued, and the FBI has more than 10,000 special agents who are "terrific men and women" and they should be allowed to do their jobs, Starr said.
Before his dismissal, Comey had been leading the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.
Starr's report from the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel led to Clinton's impeachment.
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