Yeah, if Trump is acquitted, that’s the first thing he should do, so he can get a real conservative on the bench.
What is this crapola about Roberts declining to read Rand Paul’s question because it mentioned the suspected whistleblower’s name? And the other GOP senators behaving as if the whistleblower were a rape victim or something?
Chief Justice Roberts, you must know, surely, what every lawyer knows: whistleblower statutes do not protect the whistleblower’s identity. They protect the whistleblower from retaliation, like being fired. Which, btw, obviously would not be necessary if his (or “their” as Schiff kept saying) identity were not disclosed.
And it is too basic a tenet of due process, perhaps the most fundamental, thensine qua non of due process, that the accused has a right to confront his accuser—-for us not to be shocked at Roberts’ knee-jerk protection of these Obama officials.
Why isn’t anybody saying that? In a roomful of attorneys!!
This convinced me that Roberts, who saved Obamacare, is in the Dems’ pocket. He has fudged the most important, the unique, rôle constitutionally assigned to his position: presiding impartially over an impeachment trial. Impeach him!