Lewandowski takes frustrated Nadler on a wild ride during impeachment hearing

Anyone hoping for fireworks at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing was not disappointed.

Democrats brought former Trump Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to testify before the Judiciary Committee. The move is part of a strategy to nail Trump on the long-debunked Russian collusion and obstruction allegations that didn’t pan out for Dems during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lackluster testimony.

Since Lewandowski is not a government employee, Dems were hoping to pull an “end run around Trump’s executive privilege assertions,” Darren Samuelsohn and Kyle Cheney reported for Politico back in June.

Samuelsohn noted on Twitter as Lewandowski took the stand, his testimony might be something Democrats would come to regret. At least, according to Fox News contributor Joe diGenova, who was reportedly relishing the day when Lewandowski would be called to testify.

“If they want to call Corey [Lewandowski], that’d be their biggest mistake,” diGenova added. “Ooohoo! I hope they do it. They’re going to regret it.”

Somewhere, diGenova is likely smiling.

Lewandowski was furiously accused by Dems of running out the clock as he demanded a copy of the report Rep. Jerry Nadler was citing before answering questions.

Nadler was not prepared for that as can be seen in the first part of the fiery exchange below:

 

Nadler continued to cite the Mueller report as Lewandowski demanded he uses the exact language from the report before answering.

“I’d like a reference sir, so I can follow along on what you’re asking,” Lewandowski demanded as banter about stopping the clock took over the hearing.

When the clock finally began again, Lewandowski kept tensions high as he “looked” for the references Nadler continued to cite in the report.

Nadler continued to hammer Lewandowski about executive privilege and White House appointed legal counsel accompanying him to the hearing.

When Nadler demanded to know how many times Lewandowski met with Trump in the White House he was similarly “stonewalled.”

Republicans began to claim the witness’ time was up and roll calls were used to determine if Lewandowski’s testimony should continue.

 

Ultimately, Lewandowski was forced to continue, but the bitter, fiery exchange sent Twitter on fire:

Unabashed Trump basher Rick Wilson had to admit, Dems got owned:

So, in other words, Dems set this up so that they could look like fools? Hmmm… probably not.

Of course, the reaction to Lewandowski’s fiery display was split along party lines. But, not to be missed was Lewandoswki’s opening statement, when he clearly pointed out the ridiculousness of the Democrats’ circus show.

This story is developing.

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