The House Judiciary Committee has finished grilling President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in the Democrats impeachment investigation of President Trump. “Excited about the opportunity to remind the American people today there was no collusion no obstruction.”
Lewandowski tweeted before the hearing. “There were lots of angry Democrats who tried to take down a duly elected President. Tune in. #Senate2020” His opening statement laid down the gauntlet to what many consider a farce and a waste of taxpayers money. “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,” he said.
“As for actual collusion or conspiracy, there was none. What there has been, however, is harassment of this president from the day he won the election,” Lewandowski said.
The president was watching and tweeted: “Such a beautiful Opening Statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you, Corey!”
It turned out to be a very exasperating start to the Democrats proceedings, as Lewandowski continued to frustrate them with his constant refusals to reply to questions.
Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told Lewandowski his “behavior in this hearing room has been completely unacceptable,” and said holding him “in contempt” is “certainly under consideration.”
The White House had given instructions not to discuss any confidential conversations he had with the president not already public information disclosed in the Mueller report. Nadler asked him whether he met alone with the president on June 2017. Lewandowski replied, “Could you read the exact language of the report. I don’t have it available to me.” “I don’t think I need to do that,” Nadler shot back. “I have limited time.”
Nadler repeated the question, to which he replied he wanted to see a copy of the report to “refresh” his memory, sending Democrats in a flurry to find one. An agitated Nadler said, “He’s filibustering,” House Democrats have been obsessed with impeachment this year, with many base supporters urging them to act quickly to attempt to remove President Trump from office.