Chief Justice John Roberts has been moving Left ever since he was confirmed. George W. Bush thought he was appointing a Constitutional justice, and maybe he did. No longer.
Like too many “Constitutional” nominees for the highest court in the land, Roberts has been ruling on important cases before the US Supreme Court as though he is afraid of the rathe of The Deep State, and/or wants to be a member thereof.
SENATOR PAUL’S IMPEACHMENT QUESTION
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul sent a written question to Roberts when he was presiding over the Senate’s Impeachment trial. Roberts refused to read it. The question was to be asked of Congressman Adam Schiff, the public face of the never-Trumpers and apparent chief architect of the scheme (that began minutes after Mueller exonerated Trump) to get the president out of the Oval Office.
“Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings?”
Senator Paul pointed out later on Twitter:
“My question is not about a “whistleblower” as I have no independent information on his identity. My question is about the actions of known Obama partisans within the NSC and House staff and how they are reported to have conspired before impeachment proceedings had even begun.”
PROTECTING THE SWAMP: ERIC CIARAMELLA DOESN’T QUALIFY FOR ANONYMITY
If Roberts, pretending that Ciaramella was an actual whistleblower under the Whistleblower Statute (he is not) did not want to mention his name, he could have substituted “alleged whistleblower.” The question was a valid question AND the public DESERVES to hear/see how Schiff squirms out of that one.
ROBERTS’ REASON IS CLEAR: Just reading the question would advise the public of the depths of the scheming inside the White House and the involvement of House Democrats. No one, including Senator Paul, expected Schiff to answer the question truthfully.