Dershowitz, Starr Join Trump’s Impeachment Defense

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President Donald Trump has expanded his legal team to include three well-known lawyers, Harvard emeritus law Prof. Alan Dershowitz and former independent counsels Kenneth W. Starr and Robert Ray, the Washington Post reports. Word of the expansion came as House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers scrambled to produce legal briefs for his historic impeachment trial The Senate trial opened Thursday amid a swirl of new allegations about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, including an assertion from Lev Parnas, a former associate of Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, that Trump knew of Parnas’s role in the effort to dig up dirt in Ukraine that could benefit the president politically.

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