Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz Expected To Join Trump Impeachment Defense Team | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC


Ken Starr, who worked on the Clinton impeachment, and Alan Dershowitz are expected to join President Trump's legal defense team for the Senate impeachment trial. NBC News' Hans Nichols reports form the White House. Aired on 01/17/20.
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Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz Expected To Join Trump Impeachment Defense Team | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

78 Comments on "Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz Expected To Join Trump Impeachment Defense Team | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Raymond Jay Johnson | January 17, 2020 at 12:59 PM | Reply

    And he never failed to fail. It was the easiest thing to do.

  2. Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz. Comedy gold.

  3. Dershowitz, one of Epstein’s “customers?” How ironic. Birds of a feather…

  4. I find it interesting that all of the same people that were trying to Impeach Clinton, are now trying to defend Trump. Talk about Hypocrites. They are even playing interviews from the Clinton Impeachment and pointing out how these people are taking the exact opposite stance and morals of what they claimed back then.

    • m/
      What’s the evidence and the criminal charges? This will be asked next week

    • Lawyers take cases and argue for their client. It has noting to do with their personal morals. How do you not know this?

    • Jeremy,
      Yes, that’s what lawyers do. There should be a large stone engraving over the entryway to every law school: “LEAVE YOUR CONSCIENCE HERE BEFORE ENTERING”.
      I’m reminded of Joubert, in _Three Days of the Condor_ . He was a paid assassin. After he shot a CIA bigwig, Turner asked him, “Why??”
      He answered, “I don’t interest myself in why. I think more often in terms of when. Sometimes where. Always how much.”

    • @m/ Its true trump hasn’t been convicted anywhere, anytime . Sorry those are the facts .

    • Huawei is a criminal organization. | January 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      @m/ The standard is not a majority vote, it must be a super majority of 2/3rds. Given that the Democrats need 67 votes to remove and they’ve only got 45 Senators or 47 if you count the independents. That means they’ve got to get a minimum of 20 Republicans from somewhere. Let’s dig into it on a second level, only 22 Republicans are up for re-election, most in no brainer Red States. The other 31 don’t care and will likely vote for exoneration. Presuming that as many as 6 are at least open to the idea of removal … you’ve got to get 14 more votes from somewhere. This the absolute best case scenario for the Democrats. That ain’t gonna happen. It’s all been a show since day 1. The Democrats can count. They knew this was a loser from the word go. It was a politically motivated witch hunt from the beginning. Surely you must know this! I will say that some of Trump’s actions were pretty slimy, but ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’? I think this is a slam dunk winner for the president on this one. Even you see this, can’tyou? Nancy knew it from the start and she was a dottering 77 year old rest home refugee. It was piece of theater designed to ‘rally the base’ from the start. All on my and your dime.

  5. C myfriendscallmeColin Powell | January 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM | Reply

    Just some more Born Again LIARS! 😳 Jesus Christ!!!
    A Jeffery Epstein customer and another clown??? Really… Really??? 😂😳😎🤣😆

  6. Latest members of IMPEACHED Trump’s legal team is none other than pedo-amigo Alan “I kept my underwear on” Dershowitz and “I made millions off the Clinton Impeachment” Ken Starr!

  7. I’ve been wondering why Rudy hasn’t been indicted.

  8. They should check the oaths that the Senators signed yesterday. Instead of signing their names, Moscow Mitch, and Lindsey “Two-faced” Graham probably wrote “Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care.”

  9. Before they talk they need to show their underwears.

  10. JUST REMEMBER KIDS…Ken Starr got a deferment from Vietnam for…(wait for it)…psoriasis.
    I would have tossed him some lotion, and said…”Here’s your gun, boy! Get in there!”

  11. We should not be surprised. Epstein’s ghost approves of this pick.
    Alan Dershowitz makes sense. As Jeffrey Epstein’s, lawyer Alan Dershowitz helped negotiate a “non-prosecution agreement” under which Epstein served just 13 months in a county jail, much of it spent on “work release” in an office. There are also allegations by two women who say that they were directed to sleep with Dershowitz by Epstein. And since Epstein and Trump were so close, it seems only fitting that Dershowitz would represent Trump as well. Perps of a feather perp together.

  12. Trump wants all these Clinton lawyers defending him so he has someone to blame when he’s impeached. This is Trump’s logic.

    • TheBase1aransas | January 17, 2020 at 3:25 PM | Reply

      @lelennyfox34 I don’t have any idea. I quit second guessing DJT about 26 tweets after he came down the escalator. Remember “Obama tapped my wires”? The Awan Spy Ring in Congress is still playing out. Keep thinking he’s dumb. LOL

    • Philip Teague hey moron his lawyer is going to be present in the senate 😂

    • When Trump’s removed from office you mean and never allowed in public office ever again.

  13. sure seems like alot of lawyers for someone who says they are innocent

  14. “ Members of the Senate, have you reached your verdict?”
    “ We have. Not Guilty”
    “ Thank you. We will now begin the trial”

  15. Alan & Trump can bring up old memories about their times hanging out (pun intended) with Epstein.

  16. Dershowitz has represented Jeffery Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, OJ Simpson, and now Donald Trump. That’s just about as swampy as it gets; a bunch of rich, angry, bloody, pervs. (Dershowitz included) Pervs of a feather, flock together.

    • David Druckman | January 17, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Tim Countis I knew that. I wasn’t calling Dershowitz out on his skills as a lawyer. I was pointing out some commonalities within his client list.

    • ronald fleming | January 17, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      Decent lawyers run for two reasons. First hes guilty and it’s impossible to defend someone who confesses on national tv. Second. Has he actually paid anybody he hires. All those cities that he owes should place liens on his property especially marelagohhhh.

    • Lucky Fisher 72 | January 17, 2020 at 10:26 PM | Reply

      @Jayyy Zeee you telling strangers what their OK with? Cute

    • Suzy Q
      As swampy as it gets is when 6 of the 7 lawyers for the democrats we’re FOR impeachment before the Ukrainian phone call was ever made

    • @Lucky Fisher 72 I’m not telling them, I’m asking them. Did you miss the question mark. But it was rhetorical, because no one should want our system of checks and balances to be invalidated regardless of party affiliation.

  17. Gaetano Vindigni | January 17, 2020 at 1:37 PM | Reply

    Advice to Mr Starr and Mr Dershowitz:
    When the “president”* says he knows something, he knows nothing. And when he says he knows nothing, he knows something. And it’s something bad..

  18. Kenn Star should be ashamed of himself impeaching One President for lying and defending the other President for lying on daily basis . Sad for America!!

  19. Ken Star has shown himself to be a soulless partisan hack. He only wishes to maintain the minority’s stranglehold on our democracy-and they are strangling our democracy.

  20. I would not trust Alan Dershowitz, he’s a trojan horse.

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