Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager said on Thursday, Sept. 26, that he is willing to partake in assisting the president in the impeachment war with the House Democrats, though he has not formally discussed this position with anyone in the White House yet.
On Tuesday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, drawing massive public attention to the president’s alleged “conduct” with the Ukrainian president.
According to officials familiar with a talk on Thursday afternoon at the White House, it is apparent that there is growing recognition among Trump’s allies and advisers that he is in need of a strategist to manage the crisis, CNN reports.
The idea of naming Lewandowski as a key player of the crisis management task has stood out in the discussion, and the current idea is for Lewandowski to build a team that reflects the one that existed in Bill Clinton’s White House when he had his own impeachment to face, according to CNN.
CNN reported that the response team would be aiding in spearhead strategy and messaging as the impeachment probe gets hotter in the House of Representatives. Although details of the arrangement remains unclear, it was noted that the role may potentially exist outside of the White House.
“As I have done for the last five years, I will continue to serve the President in any capacity he thinks I can be most helpful. However, I have not spoken directly to the President or his team about leading an effort to push back on the fake impeachment narrative #fakenews,” Lewandowski tweeted.
Lewandowski, blasted “Trump haters” during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and made it clear that he refuses to answer any question the White House wishes him to avoid.
“Sadly the country spent over three years and 40 million taxpayer dollars on these investigations. It is now clear the investigation was populated by many Trump haters who had their own agenda—to try and take down a duly elected president of the United States,” Lewandowski said in his opening statement, The Hill reports.
“As for actual ‘collusion,’ or ‘conspiracy,’ there was none,” Lewandowski added in the president’s defense. “What there has been, however, is harassment of the president from the day he won the election.”
President Trump described Lewandowski’s as “fantastic” as someone the Democrats have been “tormenting,” Trump said during his press conference, praising the former campaign manager for his testimony before the House Judiciary last week.
“I will do anything I can to support the president in the capacity that I’m allowed to do,” Lewandowski said, and promised that he “will help in any capacity I can to push back on a false narrative about impeachment.”
“You look at all the people that they’ve tormented, all the legal fees. People came here with bright eyes; they wanted to make life so great for other people. And they left where they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees that they didn’t have. And it’s a sad thing. What these Democrats have done to ruin lives is so sad,” Trump lamented.