Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new'

Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayMLB removing marijuana from list of banned substances Grocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe MORE dismissed testimony from the first two witnesses to appear publicly in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, saying there was "nothing new" and that the revelations that emerged on Wednesday would not hold up in a "real court of law." 

“There was nothing new yesterday,” Conway told CNN Thursday morning.

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified that one of his staffers overheard a phone call between Trump and Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandConservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Democrat suggests Republicans took acting classes based on ability to 'suspend disbelief' Gaetz: We didn't impeach Obama even though 'a lot of constituents' think he abused his power MORE in which the president asked about "the investigations."

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Taylor testified that Sondland said Trump "cares more about the investigations of Biden" than Ukraine.

The president in an earlier phone call with Ukraine's leader had asked for an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?' Democrat representing Pennsylvania district Trump carried plans to vote to impeach  MORE and his son, which is at the center of the impeachment inquiry. 

The information in Taylor's testimony had not been known prior to Wednesday. 

“You're calling that evidence? Respectfully, in a real court of law, we would not be referring to something as evidence. That is, somebody on my staff recalled overhearing a conversation between someone else and the president where they think they heard the president use the word 'investigations,' ” Conway said. 

“This is not what due process and the rule of law and our great democracy allows,” she added. 

Conway also told CNN the president reacted “pretty well” to the hearing. 

Taylor testified alongside George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of State, in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamWhite House vows to appeal ruling blocking use of military funds for border wall On The Money: Pelosi, Trump tout deal on new NAFTA | McConnell says no trade vote until impeachment trial wraps up | Lawmakers push spending deadline to Thursday Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE said on Wednesday that Trump was not watching the impeachment hearings.