Joe Scarborough: Trump Has ‘Such Trouble Finding Legal Representation’ He Picked a Team ‘Associated with a Pedophile’

Joe Scarborough: Trump Has ‘Such Trouble Finding Legal Representation’ He Picked a Team ‘Associated with a Pedophile’

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to begin in the Senate this week and the President’s legal team has already been called into question. In particular, the decision to hire Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz has raised eyebrows. Both men were associated with deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough summed up his incredulity at the choices on Monday’s Morning Joe.

“I think we can talk first about what Alan Dershowitz said yesterday and through the weekend on his victory tour,” Scarborough said.

“It is the opposite of what he said throughout 1999 on Larry King Live and other shows, but I first — let’s talk about the selection of a legal team, and talk about a president who has such trouble finding legal representation that he actually got the legal team that helped put together the plea deal and helped represent Jeffrey Epstein, one of the most disgraced figures in modern American popular culture.”

“I can’t imagine another president at any time having to select a team that would be associated with a pedophile who according to recent reports trafficked in young girls as young as 11-year- old.”

MSNBC Law Analyst Benjamin Wittes agreed that the legal team didn’t seem to fit the model of making a legal argument at the trial. In fact, Starr and Dershowitz have argued the exact opposite of what they are now claiming.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.