Jay Sekulow Heads Trump’s Legal Team, Shares His Dubious Relationship with the Truth

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(Note: This post updates and draws heavily from previous Right Wing Watch reporting on Sekulow)

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial gets under way in the U.S. Senate, his ever-growing legal team is being headed up by Jay Sekulow, a religious-right attorney who shares Trump’s dubious relationship to the truth as well as the president’s penchant for self-enrichment. As Right Wing Watch has documented, Sekulow has a long track record of promoting false right-wing claims and campaigns, including conspiracy theories about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich and the claim that faithful Muslims cannot truthfully swear loyalty to the U.S. Constitution.

Former White House aide Steve Bannon reportedly suggested during the Mueller investigation that Trump hire Sekulow, who has been a zealous defender of the president on Fox News, Christian media, and his own radio show. Sekulow, for example, defended

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