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PoliticsLewandowski says he has no reason to be held in contempt of Congress

18:10  18 september  2019
18:10  18 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Wednesday that he doesn't think he will be held in contempt of Congress a day after the House Judiciary Committee's chairman threatened to do so following a contentious hearing.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski dismissed speculation that he could be held in contempt after a rollercoaster hearing Tuesday in front of the House Judiciary Committee in which he repeatedly exerted executive "I don't have any reason to be held in contempt ," says former

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Wednesday that he doesn't think he will be held in contempt of Congress a day after the House Judiciary Committee's chairman threatened to do so following a contentious hearing.

"I don't have any reason to be held in contempt and I've told the members of Congress I'm happy to come back and answer more questions if they need me to, after the five- or six-hour charade I went through yesterday," Lewandowski told CNN's Alisyn Camerota during a contentious interview on "New Day."

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Democrats have pointed to two new events this week as reason to keep calling witnesses: Sam Nunberg's media blitz and reports that businessman George Nader attended secret Democrats said he should be held in contempt of Congress , but Conaway has deferred the matter for now.

The testy back-and-forth between Lewandowski and Camerota continues the former campaign official's steadfast stonewalling of both Democratic investigators as well as media scrutiny of Trump's White House and campaign.

On Tuesday, Lewandowski sat for a roughly six-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing in which he largely ignored questions from the panel's Democrats on whether Trump obstructed justice. The hearing, which was the first official impeachment-related hearing on Capitol Hill in the wake of the Russia investigation, was largely filled with barbs, partisan attacks and references to Lewandowski's possible New Hampshire US Senate campaign.

The hearing grew so heated that the panel's Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler of New York, threatened to hold Lewandowski in contempt, saying later that the White House's effort to restrict Lewandowski's testimony was based on "crony privilege."

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“I have no obligation to be honest with the media, because they’re just as dishonest as anybody else.” WASHINGTON — Corey Lewandowski , one of President Trump’s most loyal political confidants, confirmed in congressional testimony on Tuesday that the president had once asked him

Democrats are pressuring House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress after the former Trump campaign manager stonewalled lawmakers during his testimony earlier in the week.

At one point in Wednesday's CNN interview, Lewandowski questioned what he would be held in contempt for, arguing that he answered a considerable amount of the questions posed to him by the panel's members.

The former campaign official did occasionally disclose new details about his role in an incident that former special counsel Robert Mueller examined for potential obstruction. He confirmed that Trump told him to order then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to curtail the Mueller investigation so that it would only look for future election meddling — and stop probing his 2016 campaign.

Lewandowski, who appeared before the committee under subpoena, expressed frustration on Wednesday about the order, saying to Camerota that he's "now testified in front of Congress on four separate occasions (and) spoke to the special counsel's office on two separate occasions."

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He should have been held in contempt . The problem is this. Republican voters are enamored by people who flagrantly break the law in the face I think Lewandowski wanted to be arrested because that will help his chances to win a Senate seat. That entire circus was very close to a no-lose situation

Nadler said holding Lewandowski in contempt was “certainly under consideration.” He went on to say that a “far more troubling level of contempt ” exhibited in today’s hearing is the President’s role in Lewandowski ’s refusal to answer questions, saying it furthers the “pattern of obstruction” laid out in

"They could have just asked me to come, and I would have been happy to do so. They chose to subpoena me and change the rules last week ... and I was still there," he said.

At the hearing, Lewandowski revealed that he hadn't read Mueller's nearly 450-page report, an admission he reiterated to Camerota on Wednesday during a testy exchange about the report's content.

"By the way, the Mueller report was very clear: there was no collusion, there was no obstruction," Lewandowski said.

"That's not what the Mueller report said, Corey," Camerota replied.

"It absolutely says that. You should read the page that states that on," Lewandowski said.

"Did you read the Mueller report?" Camerota asked, to which the former campaign official replied: "No, I never did."

During his CNN interview, Lewandowski also addressed an exchange he had during the hearing with Barry Berke, a lawyer for the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, in which he said he has "no obligation" to tell the truth to the media.

"I'm as honest as I can be, as often as I can be," Lewandowski told Camerota.

CNN's Marshall Cohen contributed to this report.

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