At some point soon, the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump will commence.
But even before it begins, the President is already facing some bad news.
And that’s because the Supreme Court just threw Donald Trump this big impeachment curveball.
Normally, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over a President’s impeachment trial.
But since Donald Trump will no longer be President by the time this trial begins it is an open question as to if Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over it.
There are now reports that Roberts will opt out of overseeing Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and the job of running the trial will fall to Vice President Kamala Harris.
POLITICO Playbook reports:
JOHN ROBERTS WANTS OUT OF JURY DUTY: Multiple Republican and Democratic sources close to the impeachment trial negotiations tell us that Supreme Court Chief Justice JOHN ROBERTS is looking to avoid presiding over impeachment proceedings.
We’re hearing that Roberts, who for years has sought to keep the courts apolitical, was not happy he became a top target of the left during Trump’s first impeachment trial. “He wants no further part of this,” one of our Hill sources says. A spokesperson for the chief justice declined to comment when our Josh Gerstein reached out.
The Constitution delegates the chief justice to oversee impeachments of presidents, but this time around Trump will be an ex-president. That’s why lawmakers and aides were talking through the weekend about two other figures who historically have presided over lower-level impeachments: the vice president and the longest-serving member of the chamber. But would KAMALA HARRIS really want to do this in her first week on the job? If not, Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.) could be the guy.
Donald Trump entered the White House with the deck stacked against him.
The media, the Deep State, Hollywood, and academia all united against him and unleashed a torrent of hatred toward a President unseen before in American history.
And now as Donald Trump leaves office, reports that a partisan hatchet woman may oversee his impeachment trial confirms for the 75,000,000 Americans who voted for the President that the system was truly rigged against him.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.