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Trump impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz
CNBC ^ | 01-17-2020 | Tucker Higgins

Posted on 01/17/2020 7:18:09 AM PST by NRx

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 he 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.

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow are heading the impeachment defense team.

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1 posted on 01/17/2020 7:18:09 AM PST by NRx
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To: NRx

They’ll be hating on him even more if Ken Starr is involved. Good.


2 posted on 01/17/2020 7:19:43 AM PST by glorgau
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To: NRx

They are not impeachment managers?


3 posted on 01/17/2020 7:19:47 AM PST by Leep (Everyday is Trump Day!)
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To: NRx

Starr makes sense because of previous impeachment experience. Dersh knows the law. Still, I want a Jordan on there for the fire.


4 posted on 01/17/2020 7:19:54 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendrix))
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To: NRx

Robert Ray too...Starr im not sure about...but Dershowitz and Ray are excellent choices...


5 posted on 01/17/2020 7:20:50 AM PST by basalt
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Is there anybody in this country whois not one hundred and eleventy billion years old?


6 posted on 01/17/2020 7:21:15 AM PST by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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To: LS

Agree. It would have been great theater to bring some aggressive House GOPers into the trial. McConnell would never have agree to that, of course.


7 posted on 01/17/2020 7:22:56 AM PST by lodi90
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To: NRx; All

Mark Levin should be part of the team.


8 posted on 01/17/2020 7:24:02 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: NRx

Should be a competent team.


9 posted on 01/17/2020 7:24:25 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: NRx
Brilliant. Meanwhile, the dems prepare to launch their case in the Senate...


10 posted on 01/17/2020 7:24:58 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Cobra64
Mark Levin should be part of the team.

If only to make fools of Nadler and Schiff

11 posted on 01/17/2020 7:25:15 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: NRx

Trump’s having Ken Starr participate is sort of like his giving Juanita Broaddrick a seat in the front row at the Hillary debate. Love it!


12 posted on 01/17/2020 7:26:16 AM PST by KevinB ("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." - Charles Darwin)
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To: NRx

Falling into the trap.

This entire impeachment is a phony sham, and it should not be given any legitimacy.

It should be dismissed by a vote at the outset.

Cases are thrown out all the time for lacking merit.

Shoulda been done 4 weeks ago.


13 posted on 01/17/2020 7:26:27 AM PST by Regulator
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Somebody should buy Jordan a suit coat, and put him somewhere on the panel.

Would love to see Jordan unseat our dope-using, cocaine-rattled gravel voice Sharrod Brown and get him in the Senate next time around.


14 posted on 01/17/2020 7:26:52 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Magnum44

LOL!


15 posted on 01/17/2020 7:28:33 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: NRx

Notice how NBC sneaks in the phrase, “whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson” when describing Mr. Dershowitz? Guilt by association is a dirty trick designed to cast aspersions on Trump’s legal team.


16 posted on 01/17/2020 7:29:23 AM PST by Skeptical constituent
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To: NRx

All good fighters. 20 senators climb Mount Everest, we win!


17 posted on 01/17/2020 7:30:15 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Mr. President, We the People's, have your back.)
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To: NRx
Here is our Freeper discussion about hiring Alan Dersh we had on Christmas Day, ironically. A good read. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3803427/posts
18 posted on 01/17/2020 7:30:23 AM PST by StAnDeliver (CNN's Dana B: "Show of hands: Coverage for undocumented immigrants?" ***all Democrat hands raised***)
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To: NRx

Starr is a perfect choice! It brings this all back to the Clinton Impeachment and how the entire Dem Manager team was 100% opposed to that.


19 posted on 01/17/2020 7:35:43 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes Sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it!)
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To: Regulator

Agree with you.

But since that does not appear to be happening, the President will need his best and brightest.

Jay Sekulow will do a good job. He has argued many cases before the US Supreme Court and won those cases.

Am not that excited about Starr and Dershowitz


20 posted on 01/17/2020 7:35:46 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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