Pelosi wanted Corey Lewandowski held in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions: report
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

According to the Washington Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thought top aide to President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, refused to answer questions about his conversation with the president.


According to Lewandowski, the White House Counsel told him not to answer those questions. The problem is that Lewandowski never worked for the White House; he worked for the Trump campaign. So, personal conversations for the purposes of national security are not part of Lewandowski's life.

In a conversation with a group of lawmakers Wednesday, Pelosi said Lewandowski should have been held in contempt "right then and there" when he refused to answer questions and spoke over members asking him questions.

"In a small huddle with lawmakers from across the caucus, Pelosi (D-CA) complained that no witness should be able to treat members of Congress like President Trump's former campaign manager did during a Tuesday hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the exchange," The Post reported.

"I would have held him in contempt right then and there," Pelosi reportedly said.

Read the rest of the report here.