Lewandowski fires off after grueling 5-hour House testimony

Lewandowski fires off after grueling 5-hour House testimony

September 18, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


>>CONGRESSMAN, I THINK THEY HATE THIS PRESIDENT MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY.>>Martha: HERE NOW, AND WRITING EXCLUSIVELY ON SPEED 26 TONIGHT AFTER HOURS OF QUESTIONING TODAY, QUITE LEMON DUSKY. GOOD EVENING, GOOD TO SEE YOU TONIGHT. YOU HAD A BUSY DAY, HOW DID YOU THINK IT WENT?>>YOU KNOW, LOOK, I THINK I REITERATED WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALREADY KNEW. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION, AND OBSTRUCTION. THE MUELLER REPORT WAS CLEAR ABOUT THAT. AND WHAT WE KNOW, THE FAR LEFT WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS TO HAVE THESE HEARINGS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES IN THEIR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FROM FURTHER LEFT PROGRESSIVES WANT TO TAKE THEM OUT IN THEIR PRIMARY RACES. THIS IS ALL POLITICS, AND IT’S A DISSERVICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>Martha: WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GO? DID YOU FEEL THE SUBPOENA — THAT YOU HAD TO, BECAUSE OF THE SUBPOENA?>>LOOK, I’VE ALWAYS SAID, I WILL COME AND ANSWER QUESTIONS. I’VE SPENT MORE THAN 20, MAYBE 25 HOURS ANSWERING QUESTIONS BEFORE THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, BECAUSE WE NEVER COMMITTED ANY CRIMES IN THE CAMPAIGN, WHATEVER CLUE DID ANYONE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE MUELLER REPORT SAYS. I WAS HAPPY TO GO, THEN THEY DECIDED TO ISSUE A SUBPOENA, AND LAST WEEK, THEY CHANGED THE RULES OF THE HOUSE SO THAT NOT ONLY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COULD ASK ME QUESTIONS, BUT CONSULTANTS TO THE COMMITTEE WERE BROUGHT IN JUST FOR THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING COULD START ASKING QUESTIONS. IT’S A VERY UNFAIR PROCESS.>>Martha: JACKIE SPEIER WAS ON CNN TODAY, AND SHE BELIEVES, BECAUSE OF YOUR APPEARANCE TODAY, YOU SHOULD BE FINED. WATCH THIS.>>IF I WERE MR. NADLER RIGHT NOW, I WOULD BE SLAPPING MR. LEWANDOWSKI WITH A CONTEMPT ORDER AND CALLING HIM IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND FINDING HIM.>>Martha: WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT?>>LOOK, MAYBE THAT’S HAPPENED BEFORE. I NEVER HEARD OF HIM BUT FINED FOR GOING IN FRONT OF CONGRESS. WHY DON’T YOU GO AND BRING JIM COMEY BACK, GUIDO HAS PERJURED HIMSELF IN FRONT OF CONGRESS? WHY DON’T YOU TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY, MICHAEL HOROWITZ, WHO WROTE THE INSPECT HER GENERAL’S REPORT, WHY DON’T YOU FIX THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, WHICH IS KILLING AMERICANS, BECAUSE THEY’RE COMING ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY? THESE ARE ACTUALLY THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. INSTEAD, THEY WANT TO BRING ME FORWARD, JACKIE SPEIER WANTS TO FIND ME? FOR WHAT? COMING TO CONGRESS AND TESTIFY IN OPEN CONGRESS, UNDER OATH? I’M HAPPY TO DO THAT.>>Bret:>>Martha: THIS IS WHEN I PRESENTED ABOUT HAKEEM JEFFRIES BROUGHT UP THE FACT THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR SENATE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND SUGGESTED THAT MAYBE THAT WAS WHY YOU WERE THERE. WATCH THIS.>>THIS IS NOT A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CAMPAIGN. IT YOU ARE NOT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL YET. THIS IS THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, ACT LIKE YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.>>[LAUGHS] LOOK, I WAS SUBPOENAED TO SHOW UP! THIS IS NOT LIKE, HEY, COREY LEWANDOWSKI IS GOING TO START HIS SENATE CAMPAIGN IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. BUT THE CONGRESSMEN FAILED TO ARTICULATE WAS I WAS COMPELLED BY A LAWFUL SUBPOENA TO SHOW UP TODAY, AND THAT IS WHAT I DID.>>Martha: SO YOU DID TWEET, THOUGH, THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW IT, AND REMIND THEM #Senate2020.>>THEY CAN MAKE ME OVER THE COALS, REMIND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT I ALREADY KNOW AND HAVE ALWAYS SAID, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION. I THINK THE PEOPLE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO SERVE NEW LEADERSHIP AND I WILL MAKE A DECISION VERY SOON, IF I WANT TO RUN FOR THE U.S. SENATE.>>Martha: SUGGEST TO GO TO THE COURT OF THE QUESTIONING, THEY REALLY FOCUSED ON THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST TO YOU TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF SESSIONS ABOUT REMOVING ROBERT MUELLER. WOULD YOU SAY YOU NEVER ENDED UP DOING, CORRECT?>>THAT’S RIGHT, I NEVER MET WITH JEFF SESSIONS –>>Martha: WHY DIDN’T YOU?>>BECAUSE I WENT ON VACATION. IT WASN’T A PRIORITY, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. AND I SAID THIS IN THE COMMITTEE, THE PRESIDENT ASKED ME TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF SESSIONS, BASICALLY WHAT IS IN THE MUELLER REPORT. I TESTIFIED TO THE FACT I BELIEVE THAT TO BE ACCURATE. AND THEN I JUST NEVER DID IT. SO THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT MAY HAVE TRANSPIRED, HAD I SPOKEN TO JEFF SESSIONS. BUT IT IS ALL SPECULATION, BECAUSE I NEVER HAD THE CONVERSATION. SO WHAT IS THERE TO POTENTIALLY TALK ABOUT?>>Martha: I MEAN, IT LOOKS LIKE — LET’S PLAY REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON ON THE SPINAL QUESTIONING. WATCH.>>FELT A LITTLE SQUEAMISH ABOUT DELIVERING NOT MESSAGE, CORRECT?>>NO, SIR.>>WHY DID IT TAKE YOU SO LONG, AND YOU NEVER EVEN DELIVERED IT?>>CORRECT, I NEVER DELIVERED THE MESSAGE.>>YOU CHICKENED OUT.>>I WENT ON VACATION.>>YOU WENT ON VACATION? [LAUGHTER]>>Martha: THAT GOT A LOT OF LAUGHS.>>IT WAS THE SUMMER TIME, MY KIDS WANTED TO GO TO THE BEACH. SO I TOOK MY KIDS TO THE BEACH. THEY MAKE THIS SEEM LIKE A BIG, NEFARIOUS IDEA. WE WENT TO THE BEACH FOR TWO WEEKS. WE WENT TO MAINE, HAD FUN IN THE SUN, BIG DEAL! MAY BE CONGRESSMAN JOHNSON HAS NEVER BEEN ON VACATION, I’M NOT SURE, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO THE FAMILY, I DECIDED TO PRIORITIZE THEM OVER A POTENTIAL MESSAGE TO JEFF SESSIONS.>>Martha: I GUESS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO ACHIEVE BY ASKING YOU TO DO THAT, YOU NEVER DID THAT, AND IT ALSO, I THINK, BEARS REMINDING PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT NEVER DID FIRE ROBERT MUELLER, AND AT THE END OF THE INVESTIGATION, ROBERT MUELLER SAID IT WAS NEVER IMPEDED.>>THAT’S SUCH AN IMPORTANT POINT. YOU HAVE ARTICULATED WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT. MUELLER HAD FREE REIGN, ALL THE WAY THROUGH HIS INVESTIGATION, TO CONDUCT IN ANY WAY HE WANTED, NEITHER THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTEMPTED TO IMPEDE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, AND BOB MUELLER TESTIFY TO THAT. THAT’S A VERY IMPORTANT POINT.>>Martha: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, YOU STEP BACK. YOU ARE A FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. LOOK AT THE POLITICAL OPTICS, AS WE LIKE TO SAY, OF ALL OF THIS. HOW DO YOU THINK THEIR PURSUIT OF THIS PLACE FOR THEM WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, POLITICALLY? AND HOW DO YOU THINK IT PLAYS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, THAT THIS IS STILL BEING PURSUED?>>THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T WANT THIS PURE YOUR POLLING DATA JUST SHOWED THAT. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS IF THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS AND THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAD ENOUGH VOTES TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT, THEY WOULD HAVE ALREADY DONE THAT. BUT ONLY ONE-THIRD OF THEIR CAUCUS IS SUPPORTING THIS, WHICH IS BASICALLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THIS. 65% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW WHAT I ALREADY KNOW: THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T COMMIT ANY CRIMES. HE DIDN’T COLLUDE WITH ANY FOREIGN ENTITIES, AND DIDN’T TRY TO STOP THE MOTHER INVESTIGATION. SO IF HE IS GUILTY OF SOMETHING, IT’S OF PUTTING AMERICA FIRST, AND IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN HE IS ABSOLUTELY GUILTY AS CHARGED.>>Martha: IS ALSO A REPORT THIS WEEK THAT SHOWS THE FBI’S COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN INTERFERED WITH OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, IN A REALLY SHOCKING WAY, AND I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK WHAT KIND OF TIME AND EFFORT, IF IT HAD GONE INTO THAT ANGLE OF THIS INVESTIGATION, MIGHT HAVE SORT