Former independent counsel Ken Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton, says he believes a sitting president can be indicted.
Starr made his remarks during a Friday interview on CNN's "New Day." His remarks go against Justice Department guidelines suggesting a sitting president cannot be indicted.
Starr was asked specifically if he thought a sitting president was indictable.
"Yes, and I disagree with the Justice Department's guidelines, but it is the historic position of the department," he said. "I think that, plus first principles, no person is above the law, means that a president can be indicted.
"But that's not the Justice Department policy, and (special counsel) Bob Mueller, as you know, is an officer of the Justice Department and is therefore required to follow that policy. He cannot indict."
The Hill noted Starr was tapped to investigate the Whitewater financial case involving Bill Clinton. However, his investigation later centered on Clinton's affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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