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John Roberts likely to play modest role in impeachment trial

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to play a modest role when he presides over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

That's in keeping with Roberts' frequently repeated insistence that judges are not politicians.

Roberts made the short trip from the Supreme Court to the Capitol on Thursday to be sworn in as the trial's presiding officer, a duty that's mandated by the Constitution.

After taking an oath in which he promised to do "impartial justice" in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, Roberts in turn asked senators to promise to do the same.

Associated Press

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