The Wall Street Journal: Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz to join Trump defense team for Senate impeachment trial

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WASHINGTON — President Trump’s impeachment team in the Senate trial will include two former independent counsels and constitutional-law professor Alan Dershowitz, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

The team, which will be led by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and will also include Jay Sekulow, a personal lawyer to the president, will be joined by Kenneth Starr, whose five-year Whitewater inquiry led to the impeachment and acquittal of former President Bill Clinton; and Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr in the Whitewater investigation, the person said.

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Dershowitz’s role in the Senate trial will focus on the constitutional arguments against impeachment and against removing the president from office, the team said Friday.

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