Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr Will Join Trump’s Impeachment Legal Team

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr Will Join Trump’s Impeachment Legal Team

Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Robert Ray will reportedly join President Donald Trump’s legal team for the upcoming impeachment trial. The three lawyers have all appeared on Fox News in defense of the President and some conservatives had called for Dershowitz to be included in any Senate trial.

Dershowitz and Starr were both lawyers for deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Starr is most famous, however, for being the independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, leading to his impeachment. Ray was also an independent counsel investigating Clinton from 1999 to 2002.

Ken Starr has criticized the impeachment process as a Fox News contributor despite having won significant criticism himself for what many saw as a partisan investigation into the the Clintons. A Fox News spokesperson told Contemptor that Starr is no longer a contributor at the network, however.

Monica Lewinsky, who was the subject of Starr’s probe, responded with incredulity.

Dershowitz has been a vocal defender of Trump’s, to the frequent bemusement of other legal scholars.

He will reportedly speak in the Senate chamber during the trial in order to argue against impeachment.

Trump is widely believed to want to have his say in what could become a very public airing of grievances and perhaps even conspiracy theories. Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over the trial.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.