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House Dems set date for televised hearing with former Trump campaign manager Lewandowski: report

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On Saturday, The Daily Beast reported that Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have set September 17 for a public, televised hearing in which to grill President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

This will be the first time that any Trump associate has been called to testify in public. Other associates, like former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, were also called, but gave their testimony behind closed doors.

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Democrats reportedly plan to ask Lewandowski for details about the potential episodes of obstruction of justice by the president outlined in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Lewandowski has been sought after as a witness in particular because unlike many of the other witnesses named in Mueller’s report, he has never worked in the White House — meaning it is unlikely that the administration can assert executive privilege to prevent his testimony.


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Devin Nunes’ explanations for Lev Parnas calls are getting increasingly far-fetched

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has been making increasingly wild claims to explain away his role in the Ukraine scandal.

The California Republican has offered far-fetched explanation for his calls to Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate Lev Parnas, and he's threatened to sue CNN and The Daily Beast for reporting claims made about him by Parnas' lawyer, reported Vox.

Nunes spoke to the Ukrainian-born Parnas multiple times, according to phone records obtained by the House Intelligence Committee that Nunes sits on, but he has claimed he doesn't recall Parnas' name and also that one call may have come from Parnas' wife.

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Experts amazed as GOP counsel Castor offers stunningly weak defense of Trump at hearing

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Attorney Steve Castor, the Republican Party's lead counsel in House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, did his best to defend President Donald Trump -- but many experts believe his best was far from sufficient.

Throughout his opening statement, Castor barely touched upon the core allegations that Trump abused his office in order to pressure a foreign government to launch an investigation into his top rival in the 2020 presidential election.

In fact, Castor spent most of his time attacking Democrats, whom he accused of making up wild charges to bring down the president.

One of Castor's more unique arguments was criticizing Democrats for asking former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen to testify earlier this year on the grounds that Cohen had already pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. What Castor didn't mention, however, was that Cohen lied to Congress with the explicit intent of defending the president.

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‘Is he crying yet?’: Matt Gaetz buried in mockery after Nadler shuts down his impeachment tantrum

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During a blitz of procedural complaints by House Judiciary Committee Republicans insisting on a ruling that committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) denied, Donald Trump-defending Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) rose above this GOP colleagues with a rant about the proceedings, only to be quickly gaveled to silence by the chairman.

Twitter commenters watching the proceedings were quick to mock Gaetz for putting on another performance obviously aimed at impressing the president.

As former GOP consultant Rick Wilson described the outburst, "Matt Gaetz got put in the corner."

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