Donald Trump's legal team for his Senate impeachment trial will include high-profile lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, two controversial figures 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 attorney 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.
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 ousted as president of Baylor University and then, in 2016, resigned as chancellor amid an investigation into claims he and other school officials mishandled allegations of sexual assault by football players.
President Trump (left) has reportedly tapped attorney Alan Dershowitz (right) as part of his Senate impeachment trial legal team. Here Dershowitz is shown at the White House last month during the annual Hanukkah reception
Trump has also grabbed Ken Starr. As independent counsel, Starr's report led to the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998
Alan Dershowitz (left) and the president's other lawyers will present a defense after the seven Democratic impeachment managers make their case
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named seven impeachment managers, all Democrats, on Wednesday. The effort will be led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (left)
Additionally Trump has tapped Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr in the Office of Independent Counsel.
Ray wrote the final draft of the report on the charges against Clinton.
'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,' the legal team said in a statement.
Those three attorneys will have speaking roles during the trial. Trump will also be represented by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and his private attorney Jay Sekulow along with assists from Cipollone deputies Patrick Philbin and Michael Purpura.
Dershowitz was spotted at Mar-a-Lago on Christmas Eve, where Trump was spending the holidays.
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