The former independent counsel who prompted the impeachment of President Bill Clinton forecast criminal indictments in the Trump-Russia probe.
Former U.S. solicitor general Ken Starr told CNN’s Michael Smerconish that he believes multiple associates of President Donald Trump would be indicted in the Russia probe conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, reported Mediaite.
“Given what we do know, especially given what happened this summer with respect to the FBI’s intrusion into Paul Manafort’s condominium, in light of the revelations that we’ve seen about General (Mike) Flynn, I have a sense that there will, in fact, be indictments,” Starr said.
Starr said he would expect some of those associates to accept plea agreements in the case, and he also believes some Russians will also be indicted.
“What I find very interesting, very briefly,” Starr said, “is in light of the information that is now coming out with respect to Russian attempts to influence both the national election and 21 different states, what I expect to see is serious consideration of indicting one or more foreign nationals.”
The former independent counsel also expects Mueller will ask the president to testify under oath in the case.
“It will probably be by invitation,” Starr said. “There will be every effort, I’m confident of Bob Mueller, h’s a complete professional with total integrity, to respect the dignity of the office of the president.”