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Will Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate have a partisan jury in favour of the President?

If so, how could it turn out to be a fair trial. Wouldn't a bipartisan jury be better, with both pro-impeachment and anti-impeachment jury present at the trial?

Update:

@Douglas, What's the point in having a trial if the jury is rigged? It just turns out a waste of time and effort, and Trump ends up getting away with the crimes he has committed. 

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  • wjstix
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    The jury is made up of all 100 Senators - they are required to be in their seats during the proceedings, and are not allowed to ask questions or give speeches. 

  • 8 months ago

     Wouldn't a bipartisan jury be better, with both pro-impeachment and anti-impeachment jury present at the trial?

    Why would it be better??  Because of a better chance to get what you want??  In any event, the Constitution says the Senate decides.  

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Of coutse it will! 

  • 8 months ago

    The senate is the jury. Which makes it problematic that McConnell has already announced an outcome before the trial starts, and an intention to coordinate with the president’s lawyers. He should have to recuse himself. The idea was that no matter which party they came from, the senators would be there to represent the people of their states first. 

    Update: exposing such blatant corruption in the senate is worthwhile, too. Trump may end up inadvertently draining the swamp after all. 

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  • 8 months ago

    Because most of the Senators are Republican (like Trump) he would start out with a partisan jury.  No one else is allowed to vote in the jury.

  • Jeff S
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Yes considering Moscow Mitch has already started discussing it with the White House Counsel Thursday!

    I'd bet Moscow Mitch hasn't met with Schumer yet!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The entire Senate is the jury 

    How can you not know this????

  • 8 months ago

    It wasn't fair to start. Trump certainly wasn't indicted by a nonpartisan or bipartisan grand jury.

  • 8 months ago

    The Senate could just vote on it. If there are not enough votes to impeach, it's OVER.

  • 8 months ago

    It won't be much of a trial because there is no evidence.

    This whole thing has been nothing but a, made for TV, show.

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