When President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he was openly hostile to the Democrats who questioned him about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — not to mention evasive. And on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed Lewandowski’s testimony with legal analyst Mimi Rocah as well as with Rep. Eric Swalwell (one of the House Democrats who had questioned him). Rocah, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, was highly critical of Lewandowski and even went so far as to say that the Republican operative “may have perjured himself” during his testimony.
Swalwell told O’Donnell that being held in contempt of Congress is “certainly on the table” for Lewandowski.
“There need to be consequences…..That’s not how an innocent person conducts themself…. That’s how a guilty person acts,” Swalwell asserted. And the congressman didn’t get any argument from Rocah.
House Republicans, Rocah complained, “really made it hard for Democrats to get information out” during Tuesday’s hearing. But while O’Donnell and Rocah agreed that some House Democrats could have been more skillful in their questioning of Lewandowski, Rocah had nothing but praise for attorney Barry Berke — who questioned him aggressively and is presently serving as a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee.
Berke, Rocah stressed, “is such a skilled questioner” and “controlled the narrative and got out the information he wanted.” According to Rocah, Berke “showed Lewandowski to just be a complete liar. It was so obvious to anyone watching that.”
During Lewandowski’s testimony, he was asked about efforts to obstruct Mueller’s investigation and get former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia probe. And Rocah alleged to O’Donnell that Lewandowski was being inconsistent when it came to what he had told Mueller during the Russia investigation and what he told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Rocah explained, “I think this point about Lewandowski having said to Mueller that he didn’t want to meet with Sessions at the DOJ because of the log — and now, he’s totally trying to disclaim that. That’s a really important point, and frankly, he may have perjured himself about that today because he completely contradicted what he said to Mueller.”
‘Fishing for white people’: Trump ordered plan from Sondland to ‘fast track’ immigration by Europeans into US
Last year President Donald Trump ordered his U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, to develop a plan that would “fast track” immigration by wealthy Europeans into the United States. It does not appear he ordered similar plans from any other ambassadors.
Sondland (photo, fourth from left) is now an embattled entity, having delivered damaging testimony confirming President Trump extorted a bribe from the President of Ukraine.
But when he first took over as Ambassador to the E.U., Sondland “started talking to subordinates about a need for more skilled and wealthy European immigrants in the United States,” The Washington Post reports.
Trump warned to stop attacking GOP critics because he’ll need every single vote to avoid impeachment: report
Trump’s former business associates have no doubt believing president’s guilt in the Ukraine scandal: report
President Donald Trump has been accused by multiple witnesses of withholding military aid from Ukraine to pressure its government to announce an investigation of Joe Biden, and none of his associates are surprised.
The president's former employees and White House officials agreed the scheme sketched out by impeachment inquiry witnesses sounds like the guy they worked with in both real estate and government, reported Politico.
“He does nothing without a quid pro quo,” said one former White House official. “Nothing. Whatever deal has got to be to his advantage.”