/Whos who on Trumps legal team: Patrick Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr, Pam Bondi

Whos who on Trumps legal team: Patrick Cipollone, Jay Sekulow, Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr, Pam Bondi

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s legal team on Saturday will begin its three days of opening arguments disputing the Democrats’ impeachment case and arguing that the president did nothing wrong.

Here are the key players on Trump’s team:

Lead attorneys

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, right, and President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow at the Senate earlier this week.

White House counsel Patrick Cipollone: He has been working on impeachment since the House began its inquiry in September and handled most of the White House argument during this week’s Senate debate over the rules for the trial. He also faced allegations that he made false statements about the case.

Private attorney Jay Sekulow: He also represented Trump during former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 election. A veteran litigator who has often argued before the Supreme Court, Sekulow also addressed senators during the rules debate.

Also on the team

Attorney and retired law professor Alan Dershowitz talks to the press outside federal court, in New York on Dec. 2, 2019.

Alan Dershowitz: A professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, Dershowitz has often argued Trump’s case on television. Dershowitz says he plans to speak to the Senate about constitutional issues surrounding the impeachment case.

Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Impeachment inquiry of President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1998.

Kenneth Starr: The independent counsel whose investigation helped lead to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton during the 1990s, Starr has also defended Trump on television. Officials said plans are being made for Starr and the other additions to the legal team to speak to the Senate.

Robert Ray: The attorney who replaced Starr as independent counsel in the Clinton case. He is also a frequent television commentator on behalf of Trump.

White House adviser and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi arrives at the Capitol in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

Pam Bondi: The former Florida attorney general worked with the White House during the impeachment inquiry.

Jane Raskin: She also worked for Trump during the Mueller investigation.

Eric Herschmann: He is an attorney with the Kasowitz Benson Torres legal firm, which has represented Trump on various cases for the last 15 years.

White House staff members

Patrick Philbin and Michael Purpura: Cipollone’s deputies argued before the Senate during the rules fight, challenging the House impeachment process and defending Trump’s decision to temporarily withhold aid from Ukraine.

House Republicans

Reps. Doug CollinsMike JohnsonJim JordanDebbie LeskoMark MeadowsJohn RatcliffeElise Stefanik, and Lee Zeldin.

The White House has supplemented its legal team with eight vocal House Republicans who fought the impeachment drive in that chamber. They are not scheduled to argue the case during the Senate trial, but will provide legal advice and make media appearances, officials said.