Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cursed at Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee during an interview in March, saying, “I’m not answering your f—ing question.”
That’s what four anonymous sources told CNN, who claimed Lewandowski got heated when they kept asking repetitive questions about possible coordination between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russian officials.
Lewandowski did not deny cursing during his interview with the House Intelligence Committee, saying he got annoyed because the Democrats kept asking him the same question over and over again and he had to repeat the same answer.
“I had to repeat on multiple occasions that there was no collusion, cooperation, or coordination because the Democrats couldn’t understand my plain English way of speaking.”
However, Lewandowski insisted that the Democrats cursed at him first, and he merely returned the favor. “I felt the need to respond in kind,” he said. “The language they used in the Committee was appalling.”
Lewandowski denied yelling at lawmakers amid accusations from pearl-clutching liberals that he had raised his voice during his interview. Corey said he merely cursed back at them but never shouted.
The interview in March was Lewandowski’s second with the House Intelligence Committee; he had an earlier interview in January 2018. Anonymous sources leaked to CNN that the Dems on the committee were upset that Lewandowski refused to answer questions about things that happened after he left the Trump campaign.
It’s unclear why Democratic lawmakers thought it was OK to ask Lewandowski about things that happened when he was no longer part of the Trump campaign and therefore did not have firsthand knowledge of its inner workings. That’s just hearsay and gossip.
Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he was not at Lewandowski’s second interview due to a scheduling conflict, but defended Lewandowski’s anger over the frustrating, repetitive line of questioning he no doubt encountered.
“I don’t doubt that Corey got frustrated,” Gowdy told CNN (see video above). “But I’m sure other witnesses have been frustrated with leaks and what they perceive to be irrelevant or unfair questions.”
Congressman Gowdy said the Russia investigation has gone off the rails because the questions being posed to Trump aides (former and current) are not narrowly tailored to the investigation’s mission, which is to probe possible collusion.
“If I’m investigating you for collusion, I don’t know that I should go back to when you were 12 years old and ask you questions from elementary school,” Gowdy said. “But some of my colleagues have gone back 25 years. And if there is a reason for it, if it deals with motive or intent or common scheme, then I’ll hear you out. But between the leaks and the irrelevant questions [Lewandowski’s frustration is understandable].”
The mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and some members of the GOP have rabidly insisted that Trump campaign aides colluded with Russia in 2016. It is now 2018, and special counsel Robert Mueller has still produced no evidence of collusion after an expensive, year-long, taxpayer-funded investigation.
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