Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski serves as a witness.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first formal hearing on Tuesday as part of a Democrat-initiated impeachment investigation.
Trump’s former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to testify at the hearing.
We are talking about the report of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Lewandowski, a friend, and supporter of the President is not expected to reveal anything new compared to what he told Mueller’s team last year. Mueller himself testified last summer, and no scandalous revelations followed. Along with Lewandowski, two other witnesses were called-former White House aides, Rick Dearborn, and Rob Porter. They, following the instructions of the White House, do not plan to appear at the hearing.
Lewandowski was a Central figure in the Mueller report, which reveals that trump asked Lewandowski to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of the investigation into the “Russian case.” The President said that if sessions refused to meet with Lewandowski, he should tell the Attorney General that he was fired. Lewandowski did not comply but asked Dearborn to talk to Sessions. Dearborn considered the message inappropriate and did not pass it on.
The legal Committee, in an attempt to obtain documents and testimony from the administration, filed two lawsuits, including against former White House lawyer Don Mcgahn, who had previously ignored the summons on Trump’s orders. However, the lawsuits may take several months to process, and Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler wants to decide by the end of the year on whether to initiate impeachment proceedings.
Nadler made it clear that, in his personal opinion, “impeachment is necessary” to “defend the Constitution.”
However, he admits that it will not be easy, because even in the ranks of the Democrats there is no consensus on the issue of impeachment. Representatives of the moderate wing, many of whom are newcomers, fear that impeachment will distract voters from their other achievements.