Giuliani: Impeachment proceedings a 'travesty'

Giuliani: Impeachment proceedings a 'travesty'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiParnas says he has turned over tape of Trump calling for diplomat's firing Pompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map ABC: Recording apparently captures Trump discussing Yovanovitch ouster with Parnas, Fruman MORE called the House impeachment proceedings a “travesty” in a tweet Sunday following the first week of public hearings.

Giuliani, who some witnesses have testified was involved in the White House’s policy and pressure campaign regarding Ukraine, said the witnesses who testified publicly this week did not present any evidence of wrongdoing. 

“After 3 witnesses no evidence has been presented of any offense,” Giuliani posted. “The first two permanent diplomats had no direct knowledge just overhearing things. The third one had no knowledge not even hearsay. This is a travesty.”

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchParnas says he has turned over tape of Trump calling for diplomat's firing Pompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map Schiff to Senate Republicans: 'What if it was you' MORE and diplomats William Taylor and George Kent testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee this week in the first public testimonies of the impeachment inquiry. Yovanovitch testified that Giuliani was part of a campaign to push her out of her post.

The House launched an impeachment inquiry into the president after a whistleblower report detailed a call in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE and his son after delaying military aid to the country.

Original testimonies in the impeachment inquiry were held behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform committees. The House committees have released transcripts of some of those depositions.