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January 15, 2020

Solomon Wisenberg: Senate impeachment trial – A guide for the perplexed (and the curious)

By Solomon L. Wisenberg

Fox News

Media coverage of the Trump impeachment saga, like all things Trump, has been mired in partisan controversy.

Supposedly authoritative pronouncements continue to be made about the proper grounds for impeachment, the proper rules of impeachment, what constitutes a “high crime” or “misdemeanor,” the role of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts—you name it.

In truth, there is relatively little that can be said authoritatively and without qualification about impeachment in our constitutional system.