After Mitt Romney and Susan Collins got all wobbly about dismissing the charges against Trump without a trail, Trump has accepted the inevitable and is “going to the mattresses.”
He just made two key legal hires to fight for him and beat back the Democrats in the Senate trial. The trial, of course, is mostly for show as Trump has the votes to be acquitted.
But certain GOP Senators think voters are stupid and are trying to get independent votes with a sham trial so they can say they were fair.
What they don’t know is that won’t matter – people are dug in on Trump and minds will not be changed by Ukraine.
So Trump made his move and brought in two legal superstars with the requisite experience – Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz.
Say what you will about Adam Schiff, he is clearly the underdog in this battle of wits to come.
President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson.
The Trump team choices came to light as the president’s impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate, where the Republican president is accused of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden last summer while withholding military aid to that nation.
In addition to Starr and Dershowitz, the lawyer Robert Ray is expected to be on Trump’s impeachment defense team. Ray had succeeded Starr has independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation of Clinton.
Another lawyer on the team will be former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, CNBC has learned.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow are heading the impeachment defense team.
“The president asked me to do this, and the legal team asked me to do this,” Dershowitz said Friday morning in an interview with CNBC.