Court to unseal Starr documents after CNN request - msn.com

A federal court in Washington, D.C. is set to unseal two-decade-old documents stemming from former independent counsel Ken Starr's probe into former President Bill Clinton following a request from CNN, the network reported. Chief Judge Beryl Howell announced on Monday that the court will release some of the documents, and consider whether other documents should be made public as well, according to CNN. "Apparently, after issuance of the Starr Report, no specific direction was provided to the Clerk's Office as to which documents included in the Starr Report were to be disclosed, and the Clerk's Office rightfully carefully maintains the confidentiality of sealed matters unless expressly directed to unseal records," Howell said in the order. The order is related to eight cases in which government agencies or individuals faced subpoenas during Starr's investigation.




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The documents from Starr's investigation could shed light on how current special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting his probe into Russian election meddling and any ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to CNN. The news network specifically points to how Mueller could handle potential testimony from President Trump and other grand jury appearances.