Joe Biden sits at the center of the Senate impeachment trial.
Democrats impeached President Trump for investigating the former Vice President’s crimes and corruption.
But now this smoking gun Joe Biden feared surfaced. Here is why his campaign is over.
The final hurdle for Senate Republicans to cross was a push by Democrats to extend the impeachment witch hunt by forcing Republicans to subpoena new witnesses.
House Democrats refused to subpoena Trump officials like former National Security Advisor John Bolton so to avoid a protracted court fight over executive privilege.
Senate Republicans correctly stated it was not their job to engage in fishing expeditions on behalf of Adam Schiff.
On the night before the final vote on if the Senate would hear new witnesses, the Democrats got some really bad news.
Back in 1999 before the Senate impeachment trial for Bill Clinton kicked off then-Delaware Senator Joe Biden circulated a memo to his colleagues arguing the Senate could conduct a trial without calling any witnesses.
“The Senate may dismiss articles of impeachment without holding a full trial or taking new evidence. Put another way, the Constitution does not impose on the Senate the duty to hold a trial,” Biden wrote at the time.
Then Senator Biden explained the historical precedent of the Senate conducting impeachment trials without calling any new witnesses.
“In a number of previous impeachment trials, the Senate has reached the judgment that its constitutional role as a sole trier of impeachments does not require it to take new evidence or hear live witness testimony,” Biden argued.
Biden told his colleagues that the cost of calling new witnesses in terms of damaging the public faith in institutions oftentimes outweighed the value of their testimony.
“In light of the extensive record already compiled, it may be that the benefit of receiving additional evidence or live testimony is not great enough to outweigh the public costs (in terms of national prestige, faith in public institutions, etc.) of such a proceeding,” Biden added. “While a judge may not take such considerations into account, the Senate is uniquely competent to make such a balance.”
Biden’s memo was the final straw that broke the camel’s back.
Once the Senate’s time to ask questions of the House Managers and President’s lawyers ended Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander quickly put out a statement announcing he would vote “no” on calling new witnesses.
Once Alexander announced his intention to vote against new witnesses, it was all over for the Democrats except the crying and gnashing of teeth.
The only question that remained was how the trial would end and when the Senate would vote to acquit President Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the acquittal vote would be held by 4PM on Wednesday.
But will that be the end of the Democrats’ crusade to remove President Trump from office before the November election?
President Trump’s re-election prospects are brightening every day and the Democrats still have outstanding court cases over access to his financial records.
Some Democrats have even floated a second impeachment.
Will the Presidential harassment ever end?
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.