This is why Representative Schiff (CA), has been able to say the outrageous things that he has and hasn’t faced legal trouble, not even for liable and slander which he clearly has done. How many times has he already cried wolf? How many times has he said he has secret information from an anonymous source that will bury President Trump? His prediction and delivery rate is 0%. No one gets more Pinocchio's than Schiff.
The fact is, it never would’ve mattered if Republicans caved into the Democrats requests for the Senate trial because if Trump got off the hook, Democrats would still say it was rigged. They said the election was rigged. They baulked at the over two-year investigation results which showed Trump didn't collude with the Russians. It just doesn't matter so why would Republicans give in to anything they want? Democrats sure ramrodded the House impeachment hearing.
The truth doesn't matter to these Democrats. All they want to do at this point is to attack Trump relentlessly and say Republicans protected him. They want every race whether the House, Senate, or presidential election, to be about Trump. The last thing they want is for people to pay attention to the actual results which have been record-breaking. They don't have a platform beyond everyone needs to vote against Trump and vote against anything or anyone Trump supports. This won't win campaigns and that is great news for Republicans and for the citizens of the United States.