“The effort to impeach President Donald John Trump is already underway,” the story by Matea Gold began. “At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, spearheaded by two liberal advocacy groups aiming to lay the groundwork for his eventual ejection from the White House.”

As the Senate’s impeachment trial opened on Tuesday, Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, stood before the 100 senators who will decide the president’s fate and asked a question everybody knew the answer to. “Why are we here?” Sekulow asked, rhetorically. “Are we here because of a phone call? Or, are we here before this great body because, since the president was sworn into office, there was a desire to see him removed?”

First, Democrats were out to get the president for supposed violations of the Emoluments Clause to the U.S. Constitution. Then he had to go because he was a Russian asset. When that didn’t pan out, he had to be impeached because they said he obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation. Someplace along the way, impeachment was the only answer to his payoff of hush money to a porn star, which Democrats said amounted to a violation of campaign finance laws.