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Politics Trump expected to add Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team

17:25  17 january  2020
17:25  17 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

BREAKING: Alan Dershowitz Distances Himself From Trump Legal Team: ‘I’m Not a Full-Fledged Member’

  BREAKING: Alan Dershowitz Distances Himself From Trump Legal Team: ‘I’m Not a Full-Fledged Member’ Alan Dershowitz clarified his role on President Donald Trump’s legal defense team in an interview with Mediate founder Dan Abrams Friday. Dershowitz told Abrams that he is not a “full fledged” member of the Trump legal team — but that he will provide an hourlong constitutional defense of the president before the Senate. That would […]Dershowitz told Abrams that he is not a “full fledged” member of the Trump legal team — but that he will provide an hourlong constitutional defense of the president before the Senate. That would make the lawyer more of a witness for the Trump team than a member of his defense.

President Donald Trump 's impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr , whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz , whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Trump team choices came to light as

Trump hasn’t ruled out adding to the team Harvard University constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz , who has regularly advised Trump during his presidency. Dershowitz said Cipollone "brings great judgment and lawyerly skills to the defense of President Trump .

Alan Dershowitz wearing a suit and tie: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03:  Alan Dershowitz attends Hulu Presents © John Lamparski/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Hulu NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Alan Dershowitz attends Hulu Presents "Triumph's Election Special" produced by Funny Or Die at NEP Studios on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Hulu)

President Donald Trump plans to add three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said, including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose investigative work led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Alan Dershowitz, the constitutional lawyer, and Robert Ray, Starr's successor at the Office of Independent Counsel during the Clinton administration, are also joining the team, the people said.

The three are expected to join a legal team headed by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and outside attorney Jay Sekulow, who are still expected to deliver statements on the President's behalf on the Senate floor.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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