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Trump adds Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team
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Miloch
2020-01-17 17:44:25 UTC
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Washington (CNN) — President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers to
his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said,
including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose 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. Former Florida
Attorney General Pam Bondi and Trump's longtime personal counsel Jane Raskin
will also supplement the President's impeachment legal team, a person familiar
with the matter said. All are expected to have speaking roles.

Trump's impeachment trial over the Ukraine scandal officially began on Thursday.
The outcome is all but determined, as the two-thirds vote required to remove the
President would need 20 Republican senators to break rank. The White House did
not mount a formal defense during the House's investigation as it refused to
cooperate with the Democratic-led probe.

A spokesman for Trump's legal team said Dershowitz will present oral arguments
at the Senate trial.

"He is participating in this impeachment trial to defend the integrity of the
Constitution and to prevent the creation of a dangerous constitutional
precedent," said the legal team, which noted Dershowitz opposed Clinton's
impeachment and voted for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential
election.

Starr, Dershowitz and Ray are expected to play a constitutional and historic
role during the proceedings to support Cipollone and Sekulow.

Trump has relied on Dershowitz for advice throughout the Mueller investigation
and during his impeachment. The two had been in discussions about Dershowitz
joining for several weeks.

Bondi has been working at the White House as an adviser during the impeachment
proceedings. Raskin is a white-collar defense lawyer who, along with her
husband, worked for Trump during the Mueller investigation.

A decision on allowing House GOP allies to participate in the defense is still
fluid, people with the matter said.

Officials have been hesitant to speak about who they are adding to the legal
team after a botched attempt to hire Trey Gowdy last fall. Gowdy became the new
face of Trump's impeachment defense team for only a matter of hours before Trump
said federal lobbying rules wouldn't allow him to begin until January. He has
continued to speak to Gowdy privately about the situation.


more at
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-legal-team-alan-dershowitz-ken-starr/index.html




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super70s
2020-01-17 22:29:13 UTC
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Post by Miloch
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-legal-
team-alan-dershowitz-ken-starr/index.html
Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers
to his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said,
including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose work led to
President Bill Clinton's impeachment.
Ken Starr thinks adultery is bad but traitorous behavior not so much.
Post by Miloch
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.
From O.J. to Harvey Weinstein to Jeffrey Epstein to Trump, a logical
progression.
Siri Cruise
2020-01-17 23:08:11 UTC
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Post by super70s
Ken Starr thinks adultery is bad but traitorous behavior not so much.
The job of lawyer is to advocate, not judge. Lawyers are not
responsible for what their clients might have done. Their
responsibility is an ethical and vigorous representation for
their client.

You can hold scum like Dershowitz for what they spew when not
representing a client.
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