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Trump picks Fox News lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr to defend him during impeachment: CNN

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President Donald Trump has added some new names to his legal defense team for his impeachment trial — and all of them make frequent appearances on Fox News.

According to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, “Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz and Robert Ray are all expected to join President Trump’s legal team” ahead of his Senate trial.

According to Collins, Dershowitz is expected to speak before the United States Senate “to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal.”

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Starr is best known for serving as the special prosecutor whose report led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Dershowitz, meanwhile, has become infamous in recent months for his past work representing accused billionaire child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was a longtime friend of both Clinton and Trump.

All three of the men tapped by the president regularly offer legal analysis on Fox News and they have all claimed that the case against the president does not meet the threshold for removing him from office.


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GOP’s Susan Collins faces tough re-election fight as support plummets following vote to acquit Trump

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, appears to be facing the toughest election of her career, with her support plummeting in a new poll.

Collins is in a virtual tie with Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, one of four Democrats running to face the GOP incumbent, according to a new Colby College poll first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Gideon leads the Democratic field in the poll by more than 50% and is the overwhelming favorite to face the Republican in November.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe shreds Bloomberg for flunking ‘politics 101’ in first debate

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough buried Mike Bloomberg's first presidential debate performance, and thumped big-name Democrats who saw him as the party's political savior.

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While Trump tries to remake the federal courts, progressive state prosecutors are making huge inroads

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On the national level, President Donald Trump is appointing judges by the dozens to positions on US federal courts, ensuring a conservative tilt for a generation.

But on the local level, a small group of progressive state prosecutors have been elected, and they have big ideas about criminal justice reform.

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti -- who is now the top prosecutor in northern Virginia's Arlington county in the Washington suburbs -- knows she is not the "typical" candidate for the job.

"I am an immigrant. I grew up very poor. I have done some (public) defender work," says the 46-year-old, who was born in Iran, and is a mother to two black children.

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