Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Lewandowski Says ‘Happy’ to Testify Before Congress

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was “happy” to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.

The panel, which is considering whether to recommend Trump’s impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after the 2016 election.

Now a private citizen, Lewandowski said he looked forward to the chance to testify as “a guy who’s going to fight back” against Democratic claims of wrongdoing by Trump.

“I am an open book. I want to go and remind the American people that these guys are on a witch hunt, right?” Lewandowski told Fox News Radio. “Never did I say I wasn’t coming.”

House Democrats believed the White House might try to block Lewandowski from testifying, as it has done with other former Trump advisers, including former White House Counsel Don McGahn and former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks.

“They didn’t have to subpoena me,” Lewandowski told Fox. “They could have just said, hey, Corey, will you show up? I would have said: I’m happy to come, right? Because I want to explain that there was no collusion, there was no obstruction.”

Lewandowski, who is contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate in next year’s elections, said he could make a final decision on the issue in early October.

Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in 2016 failed to produce enough evidence to prove that Moscow conspired with the Trump campaign, despite numerous contacts between Russia and campaign officials. Mueller also made no determination about whether Trump obstructed justice.

The Judiciary Committee also served a subpoena on Thursday on Rick Dearborn, Trump’s former deputy chief of staff.

Both Dearborn and Lewandowski figured prominently in Mueller’s 448-page report as witnesses to an alleged effort by Trump to persuade then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Mueller investigation and redirect it away from Trump’s 2016 campaign.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Diane Craft)

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General Confusion
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“Just take a page from hillarys’ hand book,I don’t recall,I don’t remember” Kaitlin I think Kaitlin is confusing Hillary Clinton with typical Republican testifiers. Benghazi hearing ends after extraordinary 11-hour grilling of Clinton Los Angelese Times By EVAN HALPER , DAVID LAUTER OCT. 22, 2015 4:15 AM Reporting from Washington — Republicans grilled former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton through nearly 11 hours Thursday in a long-awaited hearing of the House Benghazi committee that produced little if any new information, but ample partisan argument. The hearing provided an extraordinary spectacle, starting in the morning and stretching well into the… Read more »

kaitlin donnelly
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kaitlin donnelly

Just take a page from hillarys’ hand book,I don’t recall,I don’t remember
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Karin Callaway
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This person is a turncoat. That was the name given to traitors in the Civil War and the War of Independence.

Alan House
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“numerous contacts between Russia and campaign officials” …..Hey lying, shameless, lefty “journalists” ; You forgot to mention that these “contacts” (like Misfud, Downer, Halper, etc) were CIA or State department operatives ….approved operations of entrapment by Obama. Oh, you didn’t hear about the documents? Guess you’re not much of a credible journalist then are you.

Charles
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Mueller didn’t make any determination because there was no evidence. It was a fishing expedition (like the rest of the investigations going on now) and nothing more. Mueller found nothing, but the Democrats will keep at it until 2020 in the hopes of winning the Presidency. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

Screwtape
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Happy? How wonderful he’ll testify in front of Nadless, Schiffhead, Conjob, and the other dwarves infesting the Judiciary Committee.

It’s a shame Muellder didn’t have Scully to back up his testimony or this would not have been another X-file.

Janice
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Janice

Tell these “people?” how it is. I am so sick of their nonsense, they have no idea what they are talking about and they keep running their mouths just to hear themselves talk. What a bunch of idiots.

Joey
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Joey

The problem is the democrats in Congress are not open books.

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