As impeachment heads towards a trial in the Senate as early as this week, Chief Justice John Roberts is now at the center of what is sure to be a media spectacle — even if it may be a bit short-lived — since he is constitutionally required to preside over the trial.
In a Saturday interview on Fox News, Rudy Giuliani made his advice for the Chief Justice clear. He said Roberts should dismiss the whole case because there’s no underlying crime. In fact, no underlying crime is even alleged.
“Abuse of power and the other ridiculous – obstruction of Congress – you can’t find that anywhere! You can’t find it under common law… it doesn’t exist as crimes,” Giuliani told Fox’s Judge Jeanine Pirro.
“The remedy is to go before the Supreme Court of the United States and have it declared unconstitutional,” Giuliani continued.
Giuliani then dropped a bombshell. If the case were to actually go to the Supreme Court, and the Court were to throw out the whole impeachment case, it would be ruled null and void. And Trump would have never been impeached — at least in Giuliani’s estimation.
“Well it would be the only impeachment to ever be erased for being non-Constitutional and I would say if its non-Constitutional it’s null and void. It shouldn’t have happened. It was totally illegal,” Giuliani said.
One thing is virtually certain: Trump will be acquitted by a healthy margin in the Senate, even if the charges are not thrown out.
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