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Washington, Jan 18 : US President Donald Trump has turned to two key figures from President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1999, in order to beef up the legal team that will defend him in his own Senate impeachment trial, set to begin next week.

Ken Starr was the independent counsel whose investigation spurred Clinton’s impeachment for lying about an affair with a White House intern. He was also a prosecutor in the Senate trial that ended with the acquittal of the then-President, reports Efe news.

Also coming onboard is Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr as independent counsel and concluded the Clinton probe.

High-profile attorney Alan Dershowitz has also disclosed that he would be taking part in Trump’s defence.

The former Harvard Law School professor is known for defending clients such as O.J. Simpson, accused of murdering his former wife, and late American businessman Jeffrey Epstein, who was facing federal sex trafficking charges when he was found dead in his jail cell last year.

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Dershowitz said that he planned to “present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal”.

Leading the defence team will be White House legal counsel Pat Cipollone and one of Trump’s personal attorneys, Jay Sekulow.

Other lawyers on the President’s team include former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Jane Raskin, a former federal prosecutor who represented the President in the Russia-gate investigation.

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, a central figure in the Ukraine investigation, had also hoped to join the defence, but he did not make the cut.

Starr, who was first appointed special counsel to investigate potential misconduct by Bill and Hillary Clinton in connection with a failed real estate venture in Arkansas during Bill’s tenure as governor, ended up charging the Democratic president with perjury for his denial under oath about having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The former White House intern appear to react Friday to news that Starr was joining Trump’s legal team.

“This is definitely an ‘are you f***ing kidding me?’ kinda day,” Lewinsky wrote on Twitter.

Dershowitz, noting that he had opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 and voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, explained his decision to represent Trump by insisting that “the issues at stake go to the heart of our enduring Constitution”.

Trump unexpectedly brought up the impeachment Friday during a reception at the White House for the Louisiana State University football team four days after they were crowned national champions.

At the end of the event in the East Room, he invited the players and coaching staff to the Oval Office for photographs with him next to the Resolute Desk.

The desk has “been there a long time,” Trump said.

“A lot of presidents, some good, some not-so-good. But you’ve got a good one now, even though they’re trying to impeach the son of a bitch. Can you believe that?”

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US President says coronavirus problem to be over soon

Asserting that the situation in the US is under control, Trump said the US also does business with other nations and wants other countries to be “happy healthy and well”.

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New Delhi, Feb 25 : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the coronavirus epidemic will soon be brought under control as China has been working very hard.

Addressing Indian CEOs here, Trump said the US plans to spend about USD 2.5 billion in fighting the deadly coronavirus.

“China is working very very hard, I have spoken to President Xi they are working very hard. They had a rough patch and right now it seems they are getting it under control, they are getting it more and more under control so I think it is a problem that is going to go away,” Trump said.

Asserting that the situation in the US is under control, Trump said the US also does business with other nations and wants other countries to be “happy healthy and well”.

“Let us see how it works out but I think it is going to work out fine. I hope so. We are working very hard, we are spending a tremendous amount of money also …about USD 2.5 billion on getting everything ready just in case something should happen and also helping other nations who are unequipped to do it,” Trump added.

The high profile CEO roundtable with Trump included captains of the Indian industry such as Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.

China reported the outbreak of novel coronavirus on December 31, 2019. On Monday, Chinese officials said the death toll has climbed to 2,592, while the total number of confirmed cases increased to over 77,000.

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Hi Tea and Namastey Trump while Delhi burns: Iltija Mufti

Iltija hit headlines after the detention of Mehbooba Mufti following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year by giving several interviews to national and international media.

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Srinagar, Feb 24 : Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who operates her mother’s twitter account has hit out at the Modi government.

In a tweet, Iltija talked about US President Donald Trump’s India visit and wrote about the anti-CAA violence in Delhi and the rights of Kashmiris.

She alleged that Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy is remembered only at perfunctory visits to the Sabarmati ashram while his values have been forgotten.

“Hi Tea & Namastey Trump while Delhi burns & 8 million Kashmiris remain deprived of fundamental rights. Gandhi ji’s legacy remembered only at perfunctory visits to Sabarmati ashram by foreign dignitaries. His values long forgotten,” she tweeted.

Iltija hit headlines after the detention of Mehbooba Mufti following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year by giving several interviews to national and international media.

She has been critical of the Centre for banning social media in Kashmir.

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Children face an assault on human rights: UN chief

The UN chief added that gender equality and women’s rights, as well as the empowerment of civil society, were all areas without which human rights could not be guaranteed.

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Geneva, Feb 24 : Young people and children face an assault on human rights and a range of development crises if nations do not rally and commit to an agenda of protection of fundamental freedoms and rights, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

Guterres made the remarks at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, reports Efe news.

The gathering is known as the council’s “high-level segment” and is widely regarded as the most important of the three meetings that take place yearly.

Over the course of three days experts, heads of state and prime ministers, as well as dozens of state dignitaries, will present the urgent needs and priorities of the countries they represent.

Guterres made a call to action with a seven-point plant, in which he addressed human rights issues across several areas including, sustainable development, gender equality, challenges in the digital age, crisis prevention and freedom of expression.

“I have come to the Human Rights Council, the fulcrum for international dialogue and cooperation to advance all human rights, to launch a call to action.

“Human rights are the birthright of every person and in the interest of every country. They ensure stability. They build solidarity. They promote inclusion and growth,” Guterres said.

Hr launched his call to action with the right to sustainable development which is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The second area Guterres flagged was the need to protect human rights in situations of violence, particularly when it comes to vulnerable groups such as minorities and indigenous peoples.

The UN chief added that gender equality and women’s rights, as well as the empowerment of civil society, were all areas without which human rights could not be guaranteed.

Guterres concluded by saying that human rights should be at the core of multilateralism, and that modern technologies and societies had to accommodate essential rights and freedoms.

The UN will promote human rights on the Internet and in the realm of data protection, particularly data that is personal and relates to a person’s health, Guterres added.

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