Former Clinton Investigator Ken Starr Says Trump's Denial He Tried To Fire Mueller Could Be Indictment Issue

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media after arriving for a meeting at the Pentagon, on January 18, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The former special counsel who investigated Bill Clinton has suggested President Donald Trump could be impeached if he had lied about considering dismissing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Ken Starr, best known for investigating Whitewater and looking into Bill Clinton's affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, said Trump's denial of reports he attempted to fire Mueller could become an issue if they were indeed found to be untrue.

Speaking to ABC's This Week on Sunday, Starr responded to a question about whether a lie about attempting to fire Mueller would be grounds for impeachment, stating: "I think lying to the American people is a serious issue that has to be explored. I take lying to the American people very, very seriously, so absolutely."

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media after arriving for a meeting at the Pentagon, on January 18, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

"You're talking about lying to the American people, and I think that is something that Bob Mueller should look at," added Starr, who previously predicted indictments in Mueller's investigation prior to such indictments being issued.

His comments come several days after The New York Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired last June but was dissuaded after the White House counsel threatened to resign over the issue, pushing forward the conversation on whether the president obstructed justice over the investigation.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked why Trump didn't fire Mueller. In response, she said: "We want to see this come to a complete and full conclusion. We all know what everyone in this room would do if the president were to do that and I don't think that's helpful to the process."

However, Trump has denied the reports he pushed for Mueller's firing. Asked about the report from the New York Times, the president, speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos called it "fake news."

"Typical New York Times," he said in response to the article, CNN reported.

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