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Trump impeachment: Chief Justice Roberts to preside over trial

Speculation over Chief Justice John Robert’s leanings as he is tapped to preside at Senate trial in Trump’s impeachment.

Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to be sworn in on Thursday to oversee US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

While the role is largely ceremonial and ill-defined, any sign of partisanship could test his office and the Supreme Court.

 

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington, DC, in the US.