During intense questioning by House Judiciary Counsel Barry Berke, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was called out for lying to the public about his Mueller report testimony.
Berke played him a clip from an interview he gave to MSNBC’s Ari Melber in February of this year in which he claimed that President Trump never asked him to “get involved” with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions or the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “in any way shape or form ever.”
But in his earlier testimony on Tuesday, Lewandowski confirmed, as the Mueller Report states, that the president did ask him to urge the attorney general to shut down the Mueller investigation and fire the Attorney General if he did not comply.
Melber himself highlighted Lewandowski’s lies during his May 14, 2019 show when he revisited the Trump aide’s February appearance and called out Lewandowski for lying.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Berke played the May 14 clip and pressed Lewandowski to admit he had lied.
“That wasn’t true, was it?” Berke asked.
“I have no obligation to be honest with the media, because they’re just as dishonest as anybody else,” Lewandowski fired back.
“I have no obligation to candid conversation with the media, just like they have no obligation to cover me honestly and they do it all the time,” Lewandowski claimed.
“You are admitting on national television you are lying?” Berke reiterated.
“I have been inaccurate on many occasions and maybe I was in inaccurate that time,” Lewandowski said.
“I have no obligation to be honest with the media,” says former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
— Tony Cardinale at American Insight & Strategy (@TonyatAIS) September 17, 2019