New developments in Trump’s impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has settled on a team to represent him at his Senate impeachment trial that includes Ken Starr and high-profile Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz.
2:11 | 01/18/20

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Now to the senate impeachment trial. His team revealed, including two well known names on cable news. Reporter: Finally, after weeks of indecision, sources say president trump has settled on a team to represent him at his senate impeachment trial, and it includes a couple of big names. Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation into president Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky triggered Clinton's impeachment. And high profile Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Both men have been frequent and vocal defenders of the president's on Fox News. They would be abusing their power if they impeach president trump. On this record. It is a lesson, and a nasty lesson, in how not to do impeachment. Both men also represented convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein, who committed suicide last year, helping to negotiate a lenient sentence for Epstein in 2008. Dershowitz also helped defend O.J. Simpson. Already, and not surprisingly, there's confusion on the trump team. Dershowtiz, who will handle the constitutional issues surrounding impeachment, today telling Dan Abrams he's not really on the president's team. I will be there for one hour basically, presenting my argument, but I'm not a full-fledged member of the defense team in any realistic sense of that term. Reporter: As for Starr, after the Clinton impeachment, Donald Trump had to this say about him. I think Ken Starr is a lunatic. I really think that Ken Starr is a disaster. Reporter: Starr and Dershowitz join a defense team led by white house council, pat cippollone and the president's personal lawyer Jay sekulow. The president want at one point his strongest defender in the house to make his case in the senate, but it looks like that won't happen. Reporter: It won't. Think of the proceedings. They were ferocious defender of the president, and he wanted them in the senate. Mitch Mcconnell, senate majority leader said that's not going work, because in part having house members to defend the president, just didn't work and in general they want a more lawyerly defense. Terry, thank you. Next this Friday evening,

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