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Louie Gohmert praises Donald Trump: He improves GOP presidential debates ‘immeasurably’

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week for improving the recent debate “immeasurably.”

Speaking to Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg on Tuesday, Gohmert said that he had met Trump once during an event in New Hampshire.

“We met, our faces are six inches apart,” Gohmert recalled. “And he says, ‘Louie Gohmert!’ And he starts punching me in the chest. ‘I love you, you’re great! You’re really great! I love what you’re doing! Did you get my contribution?'”

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“It’s hard to feel badly toward someone that keeps telling you how great you are and they send you money,” the congressman laughed.

Gohmert explained that he had promised to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president, but Trump was an attractive candidate.

“I think Ted’s great, but I’m telling you, I think Trump add immeasurably to the debates. The thing I knew it would do in any debate in which he participated was force everybody out from behind their trees and rocks. People were going to have to come out and actually say what they believe, they weren’t going to be able to hide behind, you know, political answers and just fluff.”

Gohmert also suggested that Republicans might ask the Supreme Court to overturn President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

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“I feel sure as weak as the Supreme Court justices are, even as blind as they are, they would have to surely see that [the Iran deal] is a treaty that requires two-thirds of the Senate to ratify it,” he opined.

Watch the video below from Newsmax, broadcast Aug. 12, 2015.

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Corey Lewandowski was ‘trapped’ by Democrats — he should have declared the Fifth: Ex-US Attorney

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Former U.S. Attorney John Flannery told MSNBC that top aide to President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, was trapped by Democrats during his testimony Tuesday.

During a panel discussion as the hearing continued, Flannery explained that Lewandowski should have pleaded the Fifth Amendment privilege because he ultimately trapped himself.

"I don’t think he was wily and effective and I thought he wore down toward the end," Flannery explained. "Several of the members got elements of the crime of conspiracy. And what people forget is that you don’t have to succeed in a conspiracy. And we have Trump asking him basically to kill the investigation by converting [Jeff] Sessions to their side and he’s told this but he doesn’t stop there. He does overt acts he writes down what the president wants Sessions to hear, he makes an appointment with Sessions, but sessions doesn’t show up, we don’t know if there’s any side conversation there. He puts the document in a safe and then he arranges for someone else to give it to Sessions. Then he has another meeting with Trump."

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WATCH: Lewandowski’s lawyer freaks out, tries to block Congress from asking any further questions

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During the House Judiciary Committee testimony of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about the Russia investigation, Lewandowski's attorney frantically crashed the witness table and demanded that Congress stop asking questions of his client.

"Mister Chairman, as you know I am counsel for Mr. Lewandowski—" began the attorney.

"You are not a witness and you should not be seated at that table," cut in House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sharply.

"I understand that," said Lewandowski's attorney. "I will leave after I register a formal protest based upon the debate that I heard. These seem to be unauthorized questions and I know you choose your words carefully—"

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Congressman blasts ‘tough guy’ Lewandowski for blowing off hearing: He wants to ‘launch his senatorial campaign’

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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) laid into President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski for his aggressive behavior before the House Judiciary Committee.

"As you know, Democrats want to call other witnesses for this impeachment investigation," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Do you worry, though, that Lewandowski set the precedent for not cooperating?"

"Well, Lewandowski portrayed himself as a tough guy," said Jeffries. "He's a likely candidate for a Senate seat in New Hampshire. And he was there probably to try to launch his senatorial campaign, not to take seriously his responsibility as a witness to participate in this hearing on behalf of the effort to find the truth for the American people. But that is okay. Because the American people can judge Lewandowski based on what they've seen from today and in terms of whether he was participating in a cover-up or participating in effort to reveal information to the American people."

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