President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by adding attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr to his impeachment defense team.
Starr served as independent counsel during Bill Clinton's impeachment, and both attorneys helped late financier Jeffrey Epstein secure a sweetheart deal as he battled dozens of sex abuse claims by teenage girls.
Dershowitz has been accused of sex abuse by one of Epstein's victims, and Starr was ousted as president of Baylor University in 2016 after an investigation into his handling of sexual assault claims against football players.
Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, who dropped an investigation into Trump University in 2013 after receiving a campaign donation from the future president's foundation, will also join the team.
I can just hear Trump swanning around Mar-a-Lago bragging, "These are the guys that kept Epstein out of jail!" https://t.co/zNu3KlCCRw— Schooley (@Schooley)1579276293.0
Isnt Dershowitz an unindicted co conspirator of Epstein? What is it with the GOP and pedophiles? https://t.co/vHzKq0g9Pv— Steve Saideman (@Steve Saideman)1579276337.0
In other words, Dershowitz will argue the exact opposite of the position of the Framers of the Constitution. https://t.co/a8VmgIYk06— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash)1579273967.0
I guess Dracula and Hitler's Ghost were not available. https://t.co/w3vBMteFTw— Roy Edroso (@Roy Edroso)1579275593.0
if you recite the names on Trump’s legal team three times, the Star Wars cantina music starts playing— shauna (@shauna)1579278278.0
Ken Starr was the one fired from his job at Baylor U for covering up the rape of students by football stars? And De… https://t.co/2Edm4Uqi8b— Dan Murphy (@Dan Murphy)1579275670.0
Is part of Dershowitz's arguments on the Senate floor going to be about his perfect sex life?— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1579276833.0
Ken Starr Alan Dershowitz Pam Bondi Invite clowns, expect a circus.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1579274678.0
Just truly amazed at "Epstein didn't kill himself" existing as a meme among Trump supporters. Alexander Acosta, Ala… https://t.co/Cw1HiaMYKA— The face toucher (@The face toucher)1579275798.0
Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz aren't the bottom of the barrel. They're picking up the barrel and seeing what hideou… https://t.co/vQjhdUoURh— Dr. Ward Q. Normal (@Dr. Ward Q. Normal)1579275078.0
This isn’t going to help Dershowitz’s social life on Martha’s Vineyard— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1579272688.0
Ken Starr and Dershowitz. It’s a murderer’s row of rapists’ best friends. So yeah it makes sense trump would pick them.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1579273216.0
My God, Trump's impeachment team is going to be sexual abusers and enables rogues' gallery. Dershowitz, Starr, and… https://t.co/KM8l923e8x— Shannon in Ohio 4 (@Shannon in Ohio 4)1579272739.0
"Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer and confidant Alan Dershowitz defending Donald Trump" seems like worst-timeline mad libs.— Tom Tomorrow is so very tired (@Tom Tomorrow is so very tired)1579274363.0
In addition to his many other defects, like many other aging people locked in the past, Trump sees everything as it… https://t.co/ZXLImqD36F— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1579273746.0
How many scandals does Alan Dershowitz have? I’ve lost count. Odd choice for a defense attorney.— Neera Tanden (@Neera Tanden)1579274058.0
Great, now we get to hear long rambling stories about underwear massages https://t.co/vbrsMzFjY9— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski)1579277435.0
Wait, what? Kenn Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Ray, and a couple other Fox News lawyers will be representing Trump… https://t.co/1dzRNzbOdk— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer)1579275456.0