President Trump did not add the name to his legal roster most were hoping for, but he definitely added some serious legal clout.
On Friday morning, reports started to break that Trump was adding Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to his impeachment defense team.
The All-Star Roster
In sports, they say experience counts for everything.
If the same holds true for impeachments, Trump is holding a serious edge as his Senate trial is about to get underway.
Many conservatives were hoping Trump would add former Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to his team, but that never came to fruition.
Due to anti-lobbying restrictions, Gowdy bowed out (although he would now be able to join the team).
Gowdy will reportedly remain with Fox News, but even he thinks Trump has a top-notch legal team representing him, and that was before Starr and Dershowitz were added.
Meet the Team
The more notable name in terms of experience that was added was Ken Starr.
Starr, as I am sure you already know, led the special counsel investigation into Whitewater against then-President Bill Clinton.
Dershowitz is a really curious case and a bit of a coup for Trump.
The liberal attorney was vehemently against the impeachment of Bill Clinton and stated his open support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
He is even on record stating that he will probably vote for Joe Biden when it comes time to pull the handle later this year.
However, he is very much non-partisan when it comes to the Constitution and he has been openly outraged over this impeachment.
His role will be specifically to argue constitutional issues regarding impeachment and Trump’s removal from office.
Dershowitz believes the Democrats have weaponized impeachment, so his defense of Trump is based on the fact he wants to avoid the setting of a precedent that could change the future for every president in terms of being impeached.
Obviously, the trial still has to play out but right now, it looks like most of the chips are sitting in front of Trump.
Source: Fox News
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