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Politics Trump Legal Team to Add Starr and Dershowitz for Senate Trial

17:40  17 january  2020
17:40  17 january  2020 Source:   nytimes.com

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

  Trump expected to add Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team President Donald Trump plans to add three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said.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.

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans on adding former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and the defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz to his legal team for his trial by the Senate , a person briefed on the plan said Friday. Mr. Starr , whose investigation into President Bill Clinton’s sexual relationships

Gearing up for an impeachment trial in the Senate , President Donald Trump and his top advisers are considering expanding his legal team and bringing on controversial attorney and professor Alan Dershowitz , multiple sources told ABC News. Dershowitz attended an event Wednesday at the

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans on adding former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and the defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz to his legal team for his trial by the Senate, a person briefed on the plan said Friday.

Ken Starr wearing a suit and tie: Kenneth W. Starr investigated President Bill Clinton and wrote the report that led to his impeachment.© Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph, via Associated Press Kenneth W. Starr investigated President Bill Clinton and wrote the report that led to his impeachment.

Mr. Starr, whose investigation into President Bill Clinton’s sexual relationships led to his impeachment, will be joined by Robert Ray, who succeeded Mr. Starr as independent counsel and wrote the final report on Mr. Clinton, the person said.

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  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.

Gearing up for an impeachment trial in the Senate , President Donald Trump and his top advisers are considering expanding his legal team and bringing on controversial attorney and professor Alan Dershowitz , multiple sources told ABC News.

The Trump team choices came to light as the impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate . "The president asked me to do this, and the legal team asked me to do this," Dershowitz said Friday morning in an interview with CNBC. Dershowitz said he will be presenting

Rounding out the team will be Mr. Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor who became famous as a defense counsel for high-profile defendants like O.J. Simpson.

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The White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, and Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, will lead the legal team.

“Professor Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal,” the team said in a statement.

“While Professor Dershowitz is nonpartisan when it comes to the constitution — he opposed the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and voted for Hillary Clinton — he believes the issues at stake go to the heart of our enduring Constitution. He is participating in this impeachment trial to defend the integrity of the Constitution and to prevent the creation of a dangerous constitutional precedent.“

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President Donald Trump has closely consulted with aides about the makeup of the team tasked with defending him in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial , according to sources familiar with the matter. The team is expected to be led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, along with the president's.

Trump 's legal team issued a statement saying Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal from office. "While Professor Dershowitz is non partisan when it comes to the constitution - he opposed the impeachment of

More recently, Mr. Dershowitz has faced questions about his representation of Jeffrey Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender who committed suicide in a New York City jail in August.

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Dershowitz on impeachment reversal: 'I am much more correct right now' .
Constitutional lawyer and Trump impeachment legal team member Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he is "much more correct right now" in his current views on what qualifies a president for impeachment than his near-opposite views during the Clinton impeachment. Dershowitz, a recent addition to President Donald Trump's team, said Sunday that the framers of the Constitution intended for impeachable conduct to mean "criminal-like conduct" and that both of Trump's charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power do not meet the constitutional criteria for impeachment.

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