Trump White House tells Corey Lewandowski and other aides recently subpoenaed to keep their mouths shut.

By |2019-09-17T06:29:06-08:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |15 Comments

The obstruction never ends.

Courtesy of CNN:

The White House is asserting that two former senior White House aides have immunity from testifying and is directing former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski not to answer questions about events that occurred after President Donald Trump was elected.

The White House sent letters to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday about the testimony of Lewandowski and former aides Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter, who were all subpoenaed to appear on Tuesday. The White House asserted immunity for the former White House aides not to testify and instructed Lewandowski not to answer questions about his conversations with the President where the White House could invoke executive privilege, beyond what’s already in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“Mr. Lewandowski’s conversations with the President and with senior advisers to the President are protected from disclosure by long-settled principles protecting Executive Branch confidentiality interests,” wrote White House counsel Pat Cipollone, “and, as a result, the White House has directed Mr. Lewandowski not to provide information about such communications beyond the information provided in the portions of the Report that have already been disclosed to the Committee.”

The House Judiciary Committee last month subpoenaed Lewandowski, Dearborn and Porter, but the two White House aides are not expected to appear, sources said, citing the White House arguments, while Lewandowski is unlikely to engage on the episodes detailed in the special counsel’s obstruction of justice report where he was involved.

Corey Lewandowski was never a member of he Trump White House, and most of the conversations he will be asked about happened after he left the Trump campaign, so there is no executive protection covering what he might share with Congress. 

As for the other two individuals being told to ignore these subpoenas there is no legal standing for them to do so.

Trump is clearly desperate to keep these people from talking even though they talked to the Mueller team on several occasions.

Apparently Trump is terrified that if they say the same kind of things in an open congressional hearing it will sound infinitely worse than if did on the stale pages of the Mueller report. 

And do you know what?

They’re right.

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15 Comments

  1. Gryphen September 17, 2019 at 9:13 am

    It looks like the hearing is just now getting underway.

  2. Gryphen September 17, 2019 at 10:28 am

    This Lewandowsky hearing is bullshit.

    All he is doing is obfuscating and claiming memory loss.

  3. anon September 17, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Watched some of the lewandowski obstruction performance. All I want to know is this. does leesa murcowski lookin the mirror in the morning and say “yeah, I stand with trump and am a proud republican?” She may be able to lie to herself everyday of her life, but don’t try to pull that shit on me Hun.

  4. Anon September 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/corey-lewandowski-who-cares-if-trump-asked-me-to-obstruct-justice-i-went-to-the-beach-instead/

    “his fact increases the evidence that Trump obstructed justice — but as far as Lewandowski was concerned, it was no big deal, and he explained why to Fox anchor Martha MacCallum.

    “They really focused on the president’s request to you to have a conversation with Jeff Sessions about removing Robert Mueller,” said MacCallum. “Would you say you never ended up doing, correct?”

    “That’s right, I never met with Jeff Sessions,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/really-really-damaging-cnn-legal-analyst-breaks-down-how-the-lewandowski-hearing-was-a-disaster-for-trump/

    “The job for the Democrats today was to remind the American people that the president of the United States directed an individual to attempt to apply pressure to the attorney general of the United States to limit the Mueller probe. It is potentially an act of obstruction of justice.”

    “To have Corey Lewandowksi confirm in open testimony that the White House has directed him not to speak about that, what is the president hiding?” said Hennessey. “That stuff is really, really damaging.””

  5. Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired September 17, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I honestly do NOT know why they even attempt this. Call every last one of them in. Their replies, “So? What are you going to do about it?,” if they don’t plead the 5th, because the answer is, “nothing.” And they know it. Notice the smirks and body language.

  6. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 3:39 am

    As Rachel pointed out, Congress needs to START with the lawyers and let congress bat clean up. Wipe the smirks right off their fucking lying obstructing faces.

  7. anon September 18, 2019 at 7:15 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/corey-lewandowski-wilts-after-cnn-host-nails-him-for-serial-dishonesty-im-as-honest-as-i-can-be/

    “I’m as honest as I can be with you,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/the-internet-pummels-cnn-for-booking-lewandowski-the-morning-after-he-admitted-to-lying-on-tv/

    “The guy who proudly lies to the media? Are you going to put that in the chyron and preface every question you ask with a reminder to the audience that there is no reason to expect his answer to be truthful?”

  8. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Isn’t that obstruction?

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