Former campaign manager of President Trump Corey Lewandowski and other Republicans left the Democrats – demanding the President’s impeachment – into a complete chaos after the impeachment hearing held on Tuesday. Disaffiliation during the hearing was so much that the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerry Nadler, said that the Democrats are thinking upon the fact of holding Lewandowski “in contempt” due to his behavior.
Lewandowski blamed the Democratic lawmakers of “focusing on petty and personal politics” during the hearing. Also, at no point did he appear to be serious and continued to trade insults and accusations at the Democrats during the entire hearing.
He further admitted of getting involved in the investigation of Russian interference under straight orders from President Trump.
Corey Lewandowski managed to get Nadler frustrated on the first question of the hearing itself. In an attempt to stonewall the hearing, Lewandowski asked Nadler to read out the specific point related to his question.
The former campaign manager during the hearing also obeyed the command of the White House to not reveal any information about the conversation with the President other than what was already public.
Furthermore, in his opening statement at the hearing, he said, “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.”
“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,” he added.
Corey Lewandowski is one of the prime characters in the Mueller’s report. The report narrated two episodes which claim that Trump asked him to contact former Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions to impede Mueller’s investigation and dismiss Sessions if he denies the request of meeting with Lewandowski.
However, Lewandowski never furnished the message and instead authorized the White House aide Rick Dearborn for the venture who refused to obey.
Apart from stonewalling the impeachment hearing, Lewandowski also admitted of lying on the national television. He went on to justify the statement, saying, “I have no obligation to be honest with the media because they are just as dishonest as everybody else.”
Other than Corey Lewandowski, the White House also interfered to send the hearing into a chaos by introducing the motion to adjourn the hearing and termed the hearing as “re-run season”. The administration at the White House also issued orders that ex-White House staff secretary Dearborn and Rob Porter will not be testifying in front of Congress as they are “absolutely immune” from testifying.
Nadler in response to the behavior of Lewandowski during the hearing said, “It is a part of a pattern by a White House desperate not to reveal the truth. The president’s lawyers are sitting behind you right now to make sure that you do not answer us.”
“The White House is advancing a new dangerous theory of crony privilege. It makes absolute immunity look good by comparison. Where are the limits? This is a cover-up, plain and simple,” he added. The hearing was held after the Democrats met marking the end of six-week long recess.