Trump chats up attorney Alan Dershowitz at Christmas party, raises eyebrows about roping him in impeachment team
Trump was seated next to First Lady Melania Trump when he got up to talk to Dershowitz. This comes after reports that his legal team is considering bringing in Dershowitz to assist the president on his upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate
President Trump met with Alan Dershowitz during his family Christmas eve dinner at Mar-a-Lago amid reports that the celebrity lawyer could join the POTUS' impeachment team.
Trump was seated next to First Lady Melania Trump when he got up from his table and walked over to Dershowitz to have a conversation. This comes after reports that his legal team is considering bringing in Dershowitz to assist the president on his upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate.
"I was a guest of friends of mine. Not part of the Trump Christmas party. The president came over to say hello to me and my wife. We wished each other happy holidays," Dershowitz told Daily Mail in a statement.
The first couple hosted their annual Christmas eve dinner in the ballroom at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The party was attended by several prominent figures, including some family members, a controversial former Navy SEAL, as well as a Russian hockey player.
While the room was brimming with distinguished guests, the Trump family was separated from most of them by a velvet rope line. The president gave his guests his signature thumps up move while a singer performed Christmas carols with a live band in the background.
The party also saw Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle join in alongside Melania's parents.
As the Trumps walked up to the grand entry, they were followed by Melania's parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Donald Trump Jr, and Guilfoyle. The group paused before a rope line of reporters and then proceeded to greet their guests inside.
"Merry Christmas everyone," Trump wished the reporters.
Among other famous personalities at the party was the captain of the Washington Capitals hockey team Alex Ovechkin as well as Eddie Gallagher, the Navy Seal whose rank was restored by the president.
Gallagher, who attended the dinner with his wife Andrea, gave the president "a little gift from Mosul" during a party at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend.