On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee conducted its first impeachment hearing with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who refused to answer many of their questions.
According to Fox News:
After five hours of testimony before lawmakers, the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, told Lewandowski his “behavior in this hearing room has been completely unacceptable,” and said holding him “in contempt” is “certainly under consideration.”
Lewandowski immediately frustrated Nadler, the committee’s chairman, during the Democrat’s first question earlier in the day – when the witness, in an apparent effort to stall for time, repeatedly asked Nadler to point to the specific section in the Robert Mueller report related to his question. Lewandowski was following White House orders not to discuss confidential conversations with the president beyond what was already public in the former special counsel’s report.
Asked by Nadler if he met alone with President Donald Trump in June 2017, Lewandowski said, “Could you read the exact language of the report? I don’t have it available to me.”
Here’s a few videos from the hearing, starting with Lewandowski’s opening statement:
Here’s Jerry Nadler’s interrogation:
Here’s more of the best from the hearing:
Here’s the questioning from Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell:
Here’s the grilling from Ted Lieu:
Here’s the questioning from Rep. Collins:
Here’s the questioning from Rep. Jim Jordan:
Lewandowski fired back later in the day:
In short, it wasn’t a good day for Nadler and his fellow Democrats… No doubt there will be more to come.
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