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Will Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate have a partisan jury in favour of the President?

If so, how could it turn out to be a fair trial. Wouldn't a bipartisan jury be better, with both pro-impeachment and anti-impeachment jury present at the trial?

Update:

@Douglas, What's the point in having a trial if the jury is rigged? It just turns out a waste of time and effort, and Trump ends up getting away with the crimes he has committed. 

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  • wjstix
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    1 month ago

    The jury is made up of all 100 Senators - they are required to be in their seats during the proceedings, and are not allowed to ask questions or give speeches. 

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  • 1 month ago

     Wouldn't a bipartisan jury be better, with both pro-impeachment and anti-impeachment jury present at the trial?

    Why would it be better??  Because of a better chance to get what you want??  In any event, the Constitution says the Senate decides.  

    • .
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      1 month agoReport

      The Senate will decide to get him off because like Trump and the Senate, they are all Republican and they all will stick together getting him off the hook, Even if he committed crimes. I guess a lot of moderate-republicans Independents and Democrats will be angry at the outcome.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of coutse it will! 

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  • 1 month ago

    The senate is the jury. Which makes it problematic that McConnell has already announced an outcome before the trial starts, and an intention to coordinate with the president’s lawyers. He should have to recuse himself. The idea was that no matter which party they came from, the senators would be there to represent the people of their states first. 

    Update: exposing such blatant corruption in the senate is worthwhile, too. Trump may end up inadvertently draining the swamp after all. 

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    • Beardog
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      1 month agoReport

      So did his crimes. Eight from his transition team are already in prison. My only problem is that it took Pelosi this long. It was announced last month, he took office two years ago. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Because most of the Senators are Republican (like Trump) he would start out with a partisan jury.  No one else is allowed to vote in the jury.

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  • Jeff S
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    1 month ago

    Yes considering Moscow Mitch has already started discussing it with the White House Counsel Thursday!

    I'd bet Moscow Mitch hasn't met with Schumer yet!

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  • 1 month ago

    The entire Senate is the jury 

    How can you not know this????

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  • 1 month ago

    It wasn't fair to start. Trump certainly wasn't indicted by a nonpartisan or bipartisan grand jury.

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    • Beardog
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      1 month agoReport

      Or conduct a fair trial... the point of any fair trial is to determine whether the indictment has merit, by examining evidence and hearing witnesses from both the prosecution and defense, under oath in front of the jury. 

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  • 1 month ago

    The Senate could just vote on it. If there are not enough votes to impeach, it's OVER.

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  • 1 month ago

    It won't be much of a trial because there is no evidence.

    This whole thing has been nothing but a, made for TV, show.

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