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Politics Chief Justice John Roberts admonishes House managers and White House counsel

13:35  22 january  2020
13:35  22 january  2020 Source:   politico.com

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The session, presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts , became extremely heated at times. After one particularly vicious exchange, Roberts reportedly admonished both the Democratic House managers and the White House counsel , telling them to “remember where they are” and that they

Chief Justice John Roberts , who has presided over hours of proceedings, took a moment to "I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president's A federal judge ruled in November that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a

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The Senate exploded in acrimony after midnight on Wednesday as the House impeachment managers and White House counsel traded insults, prompting Chief Justice John Roberts to scold their lack of decorum during President Trump's impeachment trial.

“I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and president’s counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world’s greatest deliberative body,” Roberts said, in a rare comment. “Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are.”

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House impeachment managers and White House counsel early Wednesday morning after House Judiciary White House counsel Pat Cipollone replied: “The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the

Chief Justice John G . Roberts Jr. delivered a sharp rebuke to both House managers and lawyers for President Trump for their decorum as the impeachment trial debate passed 1 a.m. Wednesday, a marathon session that turned heated between the legal teams. After several days of serving in a

Roberts’ remarks came after a sharp exchange between House impeachment manager Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, amid debate over Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s amendment to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton.

Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, accused Senate Republicans of wanting to participate in a cover-up by blocking additional witnesses and documents.

“History will judge and so will the electorate,” he said, prompting groans from Senate Republicans in the chamber.

Cipollone chastised Nadler for his remarks and demanded that he apologize to the president, to the United States and the American people.

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“The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you for the way you’ve addressed this body,” Cipollone said, which prompted clapping. “This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here.”

Burgess Everett contributed to this report.

Warren puts Justice Roberts in awkward spot with Supreme Court legitimacy question .
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a seemingly awkward dynamic into the impeachment proceedings when she asked if Republicans' likely refusal to allow new witnesses in President Trump's trial would diminish trust in the chief justice or the Supreme Court."The question from Senator Warren is for the House managers," Roberts began."At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the supreme court, and t

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