U.S. President Donald Trump will be defended in the Senate on the impeachment case by lawyer Kenneth Starr and former Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, whose investigation led to the impeachment of the 42nd American President Bill Clinton in 1998. This was reported by Politico on January 17.
“This list of heavyweights of law includes former prosecutors of Bill Clinton Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray, as well as former Harvard constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz. Each of them will play a role in the upcoming trial,” says the newspaper.
It is noted that the main defenders of the American leader will be White House legal adviser Pat Chipollone, his personal lawyer Jay Seklow and Jane Serena Ruskin, who defended Trump during the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller about Russia’s interference in the U.S. elections.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives (lower house of parliament) handed over an indictment against President Donald Trump in the Senate (upper house of parliament) on the evening of January 15 as part of the impeachment procedure.
On December 18, 2019 the US House of Representatives approved two articles of accusation against Trump. These are abuse of power and obstruction of a Congressional investigation.
The process of collecting evidence for the impeachment of Trump was launched in the United States in the fall of 2019. Democrats accuse the president of putting pressure on Ukraine in order to discredit his potential rival in the 2020 presidential election from Joe Biden’s democratic wing.
Trump has already repeatedly criticized the impeachment hearings, calling them stupid and comparing the process to fraud as well as an “illegal party coup attempt”.