ERIN BURNETT (HOST): Breaking news, new evidence in the Trump impeachment trial just dropping, and as I said, it's still coming out. We've got new documents, new texts from Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate who already claimed President Trump knew exactly what was taking place in Ukraine.
Now, CNN is still going through the evidence tonight. As we said, text messages showing surveillance of Ambassador Yovanovitch, new pictures of Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani, and more coming out. This evidence will be included in the Senate trial.
And this evidence is coming as Trump announces a team of big name lawyers to represent him in that trial. They are straight from the studios of Trump's favorite TV channel.
Former independent counsel Kent Starr, constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz, former Whitewater independent counsel Robert Ray, and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi are on the team.
Now, according to Media Matters, those lawyers alone, just those four I mentioned, have appeared more than 350 times on Fox News on weekdays over the past year.
They will join White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow in the president's defense.
Now, as I've said, heavy hitters, O.J. Simpson and the Clinton investigations on the résumés of these lawyers.