By John WalkerLawrence H. Summers, an expert on the legal issues surrounding the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, is joining the legal team of Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, as a co-counsel.
The New York-based lawyer, who has worked for both Clintons and was a White House ethics lawyer for President Bill Hillary Clinton, said in a statement that the president-elect “is the only person who has the legal power to remove a sitting president, and he has the right to do so.
His actions and words will have the ultimate effect on this case, and if he does not, it will be the first time in American history that the Constitution is not respected.”
Ms. Trump’s attorneys are represented by John Dowd, a former federal prosecutor who served in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department.
Mr. Dowd said in an email that the lawyer has “all the legal and ethical expertise needed to bring a case.”
Ms, Trump’s lawyers have also hired former White House counsel Harriet Miers to serve as a public defender, and former White National Security Council lawyer Robert Bauer is handling her legal matters, Ms. Dowst said.
Mr Trump has repeatedly sought to distance himself from Ms. Trump, calling her a “fraud” and saying he had “no dealings” with her.
Ms. Dows attorneys have said that Ms. Clinton is “a pathological liar” who is “running around lying about the contents of her private emails,” according to a news release.
In a statement released by her lawyers, Ms Dowd added: “The president-Elect is committed to the rule of law and is ready to work with all our legal partners to defend him in court.”
The case, first reported by CNN, centers on Ms. Conway’s claim that the former president’s private email server was “not hacked.”
Ms Conway said on “Fox & Friends” in February that she had proof that Mr. Clinton had used the private server, which has since been turned over to the State Department.
She also said that Mr Trump and the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine, had “emphatically denied” she ever sent or received emails from the server.
Mr Dowd’s office has previously been asked to assist with the Clinton legal team in an effort to secure subpoenas from Congress and the Justice Department for records related to Ms. and Mr. Conway, according to the Times.
Ms. Dowd is a partner at Dowd &.
Murray, a Washington law firm with offices in New York, California and New Jersey.
In the Trump campaign statement, Mr. Dowds said he has “great confidence” in Ms. Murray and his team and the Trump team will “get it right.”
“Mr. Trump and his legal team will make this matter as simple as possible, and we will defend the President and his Administration as they pursue the law,” he said.
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