Giuliani: Impeachment proceedings a 'travesty'

Giuliani: Impeachment proceedings a 'travesty'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Breaking: Justice Breyer to retire Best path to Jan. 6 accountability: A civil suit against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Russia attack 'would change the world' 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.”


Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchGiuliani hires attorneys who defended Harvey Weinstein The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Former Ukrainian prosecutor says he was fired for not investigating Hunter Biden: report 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 BidenCourt nixes offshore drilling leases auctioned by Biden administration Laquan McDonald's family pushes for federal charges against officer ahead of early release Biden speaks with Ukrainian president amid Russian threat 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.