Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized the impeachment proceedings as a "show trial" in his closing statement at the end of Thursday's hearing. Nunes spoke following testimony from Fiona Hill, the White House’s former Russia adviser, and David Holmes, a top staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The impeachment inquiry has focused on a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate the former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Nunes listed the events of the past three years as an orchestrated "coup" against President Trump.
"What you've seen in this room over the past two weeks is a show trial," Nunes said. "Like any good show trial, the verdict was decided before the trial ever began."