Dershowitz, Starr join Trump impeachment legal defense

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton.

The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general.

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Dershowitz on Friday confirmed his appointment in a tweet.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump personal lawyer Jay Sekulow are expected to have the lead roles on the defense team, according to people familiar with the team.

Trump faces charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, stemming from his pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rivals as he was withholding aid from the country.