Ken Starr, the independent counsel during the Monica Lewinsky and Whitewater scandals under former President Bill Clinton, predicted Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 elections would end in indictments.
He suggested they might be directed at Paul Manafort, former campaign director for the Trump campaign, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser.
"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 Gen. Flynn, I have a sense that there will in fact be indictments," Starr said on CNN.
He added that he believed there might be guilty pleas in the investigation and said foreign nationals might be indicted.
"What I find very interesting … 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," he said.
Mueller, who is a former FBI director, is in charge of the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the elections, which is also looking into whether anyone on the Trump campaign was involved. Manafort is a target in the investigation because of his relationships with foreign governments and allegations of money laundering. The FBI this summer raided his home and a storage unit he owned, and had wiretapped his apartment at Trump Tower.
Flynn resigned in February after news surfaced that he may have had illegal contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., and because he made misleading statements about it to senior administration officials.