Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, the White House corroborated Friday night, including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose run led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
The three are expected to join a legal squad headed by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and outside lawyer Jay Sekulow, who are still expected to deliver statements on the President’s behalf on the Senate floor. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Trump’s longtime personal counseling Jane Raskin and lawyer Eric Herschmann will also supplement the President’s impeachment legal squad, Grisham said. All are expected to have speaking roles, people familiar with the matter told CNN.
“President Trump has done nothing wrong and is confident that this team will defend him, the voters, and our republic from this baseless, illegitimate impeachment, ” Grisham said in the statement.