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Key players in U.S. Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 14, 2019 14:04

Key players in U.S. Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

If the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passes articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial to determine whether he should be found guilty of the charges and removed from office.Here are the main players in what would be only the third such trial in U.S. history.

A conservative who was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, Roberts might find himself celebrating his 65th birthday on Jan. 27 by presiding over Republican Trump’s impeachment trial.Under the U.S. Constitution, the chief justice of the highest court is the referee in presidential impeachment trials. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has noted that if Roberts presides in a fashion similar to then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the 1999 trial of President Bill Clinton, he could allow any disagreements over procedures to be worked out by the senators themselves, probably through one or more Senate floor votes.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 14, 2019 14:04

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