The moment of reckoning is coming this week.
Chief Justice John Roberts, with his 65th birthday being celebrated today, has the opportunity to make history, and do the right thing.
The Chief Justice, with the new evidence coming out against President Donald Trump, can approve witnesses and testimony in the Impeachment Trial, including John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, and others.
The revelation of John Bolton in his new book, revealed over the weekend, is a bombshell that requires further investigation and testimony by the former National Security Adviser.
Roberts has the authority to do so, and only a two thirds majority opposing it can stop this action.
It will make John Roberts controversial, but put him on the right side of history, which he is very conscious of.
John Roberts knows, in his heart of hearts, that Donald Trump is guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and while he cannot make the US Senate convict and remove Donald Trump, he can influence the trial in the record of history.
In so doing, the US Senate and the Republican Party will be on trial in the court of history.
This is a turning point of history on which the reputation of Roberts will hang, so let’s hope he intervenes, appropriately, to allow an extended trial.