TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment communications team, will be part of the defense for his Senate trial, according to several Washington, D.C.-based news outlets.
Bondi, a former assistant state attorney from Hillsborough County who spent eight years as Florida’s top elected legal official and is a close ally of Trump’s, went to work for the White House in November to represent the president before the media during the House inquiry.READ MORE: ‘Your Heart Shakes, Your Heart Drops’: Crisis In Israel Hitting Very Close To Home For Some In South Florida
Trump’s legal team for the upcoming Senate trial also includes former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr, who was appointed in 1994 to head the Whitewater investigation involving former President Bill Clinton that resulted in Clinton’s impeachment by the House four years later.READ MORE: Miami Police Officer Ashley Hunter Accused Of DUI Following Crash
White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow, a long-term personal attorney for Trump, are expected to lead the team, according to the news reports.MORE NEWS: Price Gouging Hotline Now Open Due To Fuel Shortage Fears
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