CONFLICT: Can John Roberts Preside Over Senate Trial After Appointing FISA Judges?


Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts could face calls for him to recuse himself from President Donald Trump’s trial in the Senate, which may soon convene following House Democrats’ impeachment of Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s corruption. Roberts, as chief justice, would preside over any trial in the Senate.

Senate Republicans hope for a quick trial, which will almost certainly result in Trump being acquitted, considering that Democrats have nowhere near the 2/3 threshold in the Senate to convict Trump and remove him from office. House Democrats under Nancy Pelosi have not even committed to advancing the impeachment circus to the Senate, as negotiations are getting underway about how many witnesses, if any, will be called.

The case for Trump includes the documented evidence that Ukraine launched a meddling campaign against Trump during the 2016 election, and actively worked with a Democratic National Committee operative to work against Trump. This ties into the massive political scandal known as “Spygate,” which hinges on evidence confirmed by Inspector General Michael Horowitz that government operators improperly hit Trump’s team with FISA warrants. In May, senator Lindsey Graham sought to compel Roberts to investigate FISA abuse.

But Roberts’ ties to the FISA court (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISC) are massive, by virtue of the fact that the chief justice appoints FISA court judges, and Roberts puzzled insiders by intervening in the Robert Mueller investigation.

President Trump has accused Roberts of having jurisdiction over “Obama judges” and journalist John Cardillo has also attacked Roberts’ potential for impartiality in the Swamp scandals, according to The Washington Times.

National Journal previously ran the headline “Chief Justice John Roberts Appointed Every Judge on the FISA Court” and asked, “Is that too much power for one person?”

John Solomon wrote about “The Deafening Quietude of FISA Court & John Roberts,” noting that Roberts’ “silence” on the matter was “deafening.”

Both Roberts and the FISA court have been struck with widespread scrutiny pertaining to their alleged compromised nature. I reported in 2018:

Obama administration intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper must answer to the allegations that they blackmailed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to get his vote for Obamacare in 2012.

Attorneys for an NSA and CIA whistleblower in D.C. circuit court are trying to see to that.

Roberts, who reportedly was investigated at one time for illegally adopting his sons, betrayed the Republican base that initially celebrated his Bush appointment when he confirmed the supposed constitutionality of Obamacare during Obama’s re-election campaign.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was sharply critical of the FISA court as he came up for confirmation, before the Obama administration intelligence chiefs reportedly hacked his phone and electronic records.

The FISA court is being accused of being a body that reports to no one, with wide-ranging power to do the bidding of intelligence operatives. Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in the Russia matter Michael Sussmann, a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm that tapped DNC contractor Crowdstrike to “investigate” the leak of DNC emails to Wikileaks, was interviewed by CNN on the “inner workings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court” in 2013, according to the Perkins Coie archives. Robert Mueller has also praised the FISA court prior to the Trump case.

Justice John Roberts, a Bush nominee, voiced his displeasure with the court in his 2005 confirmation.

“I’ll be very candid. When I first learned about the FISA court, I was surprised. It’s not what we usually think of when we think of a court,” Roberts said.

Justice John Roberts, a Bush nominee, voiced his displeasure with the court in his 2005 confirmation.

“I’ll be very candid. When I first learned about the FISA court, I was surprised. It’s not what we usually think of when we think of a court,” Roberts said.

But times, and circumstances, and therefore opinions, change.

Evidence shows that John Roberts, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, was “hacked” by a Deep State surveillance operation overseen by Obama administration CIA director John Brennan and Obama director of national intelligence James Clapper.

Roberts, the Bush appointee who made the decisive vote to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare before the 2012 election, was allegedly the victim of the same Deep State surveillance program that spied on President Donald Trump.

Tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow — preserved on a Whistleblower Soundcloud page — show real estate billionaire Timothy Blixseth explaining Brennan and Clapper’s surveillance program to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and detective Mike Zullo. The existence of this surveillance program has been corroborated by Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” release and by the public comments of former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery, who says he worked on the program for Brennan and Clapper.

Montgomery has gone public with his claims exposing how the program was used to spy on President Donald Trump when he was a private citizen. Montgomery has gained immunity and desperately wants House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes or other lawmakers to call him to testify about what he knows.

On the explosive tapes, Blixseth walks Arpaio and Zullo through the details of the program on a computer screen. At one point, the three begin pulling up specific names of targeted individuals.

“You know who that guy is? That’s the head of the FISA court they hacked into, Reggie Walton,” Blixseth tells the investigators.

“John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, was hacked,” Blixseth tells Arpaio and Zullo.

LISTEN TO THE TAPE HERE (18:00 Minute Mark)

Insiders have always been skeptical of Roberts’ motives for siding with President Obama on the 2012 Obamacare case. While there’s still no available evidence that Roberts was blackmailed, the allegation that he was “hacked” by Obama officials provides some more context into the justice’s controversial career…

Former FBI director James Comey seized and buried volumes of information that demonstrated this wide-ranging government surveillance operation targeting Donald Trump before he became president.