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Why the Chief Justice Must Ensure a Fair Presidential Impeachment Trial

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Chief Justice John Roberts sworn in by Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley
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An impeachment trial is not a criminal trial, but that does mean that the Senate may utilize procedures that violate due process. To prevent that from happening, the chief justice plays a critical role in ensuring basic fairness for everyone.

It means that he should carry out his duties with the goal of providing justice to the president, the House, the Senate, and the American people, not feeling bound by the wishes of the parties.

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Not a single one of Trump's assertions was true. It is exhausting. All of it. #SenateTrial. "Think of me as the" #GrimReaper McConnell - no 'witnesses', no 'documents', yes, let's 'Game The Process', never was 'abuse of power', no 'obstruction of justice', just that the Democrats 'hate Trump', and our 'monarch' told us so - he said, I 'didn't do anything wrong'. except of course, that #RightMatters. #FracturedPolitics.

Submitted on Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 9:09:03 PM

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