In early March, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski gave testimony to the House Intelligence Committee relevant to the Russia probe. After that hearing, Democrats requested a subpoena to force Lewandowski to answer questions. Today, we found out a little bit more about what happened that caused them to do that.
CNN reports that Lewandowski refused to answer some of the Democrats’ questioning, and got so frustrated that at one point, he shouted he wasn’t going to answer their“fucking” questions. CNN names Rep. Jackie Speier of California as one of the Democrats who “fired back” at Lewandowski. Lewandowski told CNN that the Democrats “couldn’t understand my plain English way of speaking.”
Later, Lewandowski told the network that he was just responding to Democrats:
After this story published, Lewandowski told CNN that Democrats on the committee were the first to use foul language during his testimony, saying, “I felt the need to respond in kind.” He said he did not shout at the members.
“The language they used in the committee was appalling,” Lewandowski said. “I’ve never heard such language used before.”
Lewandowski said he did “not recall” precisely what was said, and declined to name the Democratic members of the committee he was referring to.
Pretty sure it’s a little bit late to get mad about “appalling language” after saying “fucking” in a House committee hearing, but to each his own.
After being fired from the Trump campaign, Lewandowski went on to become an on-air CNN commentator to continue shilling for the campaign. He resigned a few days after the election, and then started a lobbying firm, then quit the lobbying firm, and no one really seems to know what he does now.
The House Intelligence Committee ended its investigation last month, saying that they had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Republicans have yet to put out their final report.
“Only Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn or someone else like that could take these series of inadvertent contacts with each other, meetings, whatever, and weave that into some sort of a fiction and turn it into a page-turner, spy thriller,” Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, who led the investigation, told reporters at the time.