‘Donald Trump‘s legal team for his Senate impeachment trial will include high-profile lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, two controversial yet marquee brand names brought aboard to defend the president.
Dershowitz, a defender of Trump on cable news, most famously was part of O.J. Simpson’s ‘Dream Team’ in the ’90s, helping the footballer avoid prison for a double murder.
The Harvard law professor also defended Jeffrey Epstein in 2008 as part of his legal team when the millionaire businessman first faced federal allegations of sexual assault on teenage girls.
Dershowitz is also an adviser to Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. And, in 2018, he wrote the book on defending Trump, ‘The Case Against Impeaching Trump.’
He claimed Friday that he would only be defending the president for an hour so wasn’t a’fully-fledged’ part of the team, telling the Dan Abrams Show: ‘I will be there for one hour, basically, presenting my argument.
‘But I’m not a full-fledged member of the defense team in any realistic sense of that term. I was asked to present the constitutional argument that I would have presented had Hillary Clinton been elected and had she been impeached.’
Starr also is a creature of the ’90s, having led the investigation that led to Democratic President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment.
The former independent counsel was also part of the first Epstein defense team in 2008. And Starr was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University in 2016 after an independent investigation found that, under his leadership, the school did little to respond to allegations of sexual assault against its champion football team. He later resigned as chancellor of the university.’
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