President Donald Trump is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Photos: AP / Special
The lawyers Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray, responsible for the report that led in 1999 in the political trial to then President Bill Clinton for the Lewinski case, will participate again in an impeachment to a US president, this time as defenders of Donald Trump, along with Professor of Constitutional Law Alan Dershowitz.RELATED
Professor Dershowitz will present oral arguments in the Senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against political trial and dismissal, ”reads a statement on the incorporation of Dershowitz.
Starr and Ray's careers stood out for their investigations of the Clinton marriage. First, in the early 90s for an investigation into the couple's real estate – the so-called Whitewater case – and at the end of that decade for the perjury committed by President Clinton for lying, during a televised speech, about sexual relations that He kept one of the White House Fellows, Monica Lewinsky.
Together with Starr, Ray and Dershowitz, the legal defense of the president of the United States will consist of White House lawyer Pat Cipollone and Trump's personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, as well as former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, and Personal lawyer Jane Raskin, according to the Politico portal.
With a list of previous clients such as the late financier and sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein, the former football player and actor O.J. Simpson, film director Roman Polanski and former boxer Mike Tyson, Dershowitz is probably the best-known star lawyer in the US.
The impeachment arrived in the Senate on Wednesday after the House of Representatives appointed the seven prosecutors and sent the statement of objections to the upper house, thereby losing control of the political trial against Trump.
The House of Representatives, of democratic majority, initiated an official investigation in September to determine if there was a legal basis to launch the political trial against the tenant of the White House, something he finally did in December.
Trump is accused of pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, to open two investigations: one on the alleged corrupts of Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter in the European country and another on the "discredited theory" that it was Kiev, not Moscow, who interfered in the 2016 presidential elections.
According to congressmen, Trump conditioned to the opening of these two investigations an “anxious” visit of Zelenski to the White House and the military aid that the US gives to Ukraine in the framework of the war in Donbas.
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