Chief Justice Roberts poised for starring role in a Trump impeachment trial

Just hours after House Democrats began their impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to anticipate the partisan storm headed his way.

“When you live in a polarized political environment, people tend to see everything in those terms,” Roberts said in September. “That’s not how we at the court function and the results in our cases do not suggest otherwise.”

Now, with a Senate trial of the president possibly set to launch next month – depending on if and when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi transmits the articles – the man at the center of the highest court, both ideologically and figuratively, is poised to preside over proceedings.

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