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>>> WE DO HAVE A BIG SHOW >>> WE DO HAVE A BIG SHOW TONIGHT TONIGHT

AS CHRIS SAID, SENATOR ELIZABETH AS CHRIS SAID, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN IS GOING TO BE HERE LIVE WARREN IS GOING TO BE HERE LIVE IN STUDIO IN JUST A MOMENT IN STUDIO IN JUST A MOMENT WE HAD SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WE HAD SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS HERE LAST NIGHT HERE LAST NIGHT WE’VE GOT SENATOR WARREN HERE WE’VE GOT SENATOR WARREN HERE TONIGHT TONIGHT I HAVE LOTS TO ASK SENATOR I HAVE LOTS TO ASK SENATOR WARREN TONIGHT AFTER HER VERY, WARREN TONIGHT AFTER HER VERY, VERY, VERY LARGE RALLY IN NEW VERY, VERY LARGE RALLY IN NEW YORK CITY LAST NIGHT YORK CITY LAST NIGHT THIS WAS QUITE POSSIBLY THE THIS WAS QUITE POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST RALLY OF THE DEMOCRATIC BIGGEST RALLY OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN SO FAR THIS YEAR

CAMPAIGN SO FAR THIS YEAR SENATOR WARREN WILL BE JOINING SENATOR WARREN WILL BE JOINING US HERE IN STUDIO MOMENTITO US HERE IN STUDIO MOMENTITO SHE’S JOINING US ON A DAY WHEN SHE’S JOINING US ON A DAY WHEN SHE’S JOINING US ON A DAY WHEN SHE’S JOINING US ON A DAY WHEN THE DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED THE DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED CONGRESS HELD S FIRST HEARING CONGRESS HELD S FIRST HEARING SETTING OFF THE PARAMETERS OF SETTING OFF THE PARAMETERS OF ITS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO ITS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH MAKES PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH MAKES TODAY A PARTICULARLY GOOD DAY TO TODAY A PARTICULARLY GOOD DAY TO HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FRONT-RUNNER HERE ON THE SET FRONT-RUNNER HERE ON THE SET THIS WAS A DRAMATIC DAY THIS WAS A DRAMATIC DAY

THE WITNESS LIST FOR TODAY’S THE WITNESS LIST FOR TODAY’S HEARING, AGAIN, THE FIRST HEARING, AGAIN, THE FIRST HEARING IN THE IMPEACHMENT HEARING IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO TRUMP CALLED FOR INQUIRY INTO TRUMP CALLED FOR THREE PEOPLE TO TESTIFY TODAY THREE PEOPLE TO TESTIFY TODAY THE FIRST WAS COREY LEWANDOWSKI, THE FIRST WAS COREY LEWANDOWSKI, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN MANAGERS, THE ONE WHO WAS FIRED MANAGERS, THE ONE WHO WAS FIRED AND REPLACED BY PAUL MANAFORT, AND REPLACED BY PAUL MANAFORT, WHO IS NOW IN PRISON WHO IS NOW IN PRISON THE COMMITTEE ALSO ASKED FOR THE COMMITTEE ALSO ASKED FOR FORMER WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY CHIEF FORMER WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF RICK DEARBORN TO BE OF STAFF RICK DEARBORN TO BE THERE AND FORMER WHITE HOUSE THERE AND FORMER WHITE HOUSE STAFF SECRETARY ROB PORTER TO BE STAFF SECRETARY ROB PORTER TO BE THERE THERE BOTH DEARBORN AND PORTER BOTH DEARBORN AND PORTER FEATURED MULTIPLE TIMES IN FEATURED MULTIPLE TIMES IN ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT

ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT THEY WERE EITHER, ACCORDING TO THEY WERE EITHER, ACCORDING TO MUELLER, INVOLVED IN OR MUELLER, INVOLVED IN OR WITNESSED WHAT MUELLER DESCRIBED WITNESSED WHAT MUELLER DESCRIBED AS POTENTIALLY CRIMINALLY AS POTENTIALLY CRIMINALLY OBSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR BY OBSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR BY PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW, JUST AS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOW, JUST AS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS INSTRUCTED MAJOR WITNESSES, INSTRUCTED MAJOR WITNESSES, INCLUDING FORMER WHITE HOUSE INCLUDING FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL DON McGAHN, THAT THEY COUNSEL DON McGAHN, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT COMPLY WITH SHOULD NOT COMPLY WITH CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENAS, THEY CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENAS, THEY SHOULD NOT SHOW UP AND TESTIFY, SHOULD NOT SHOW UP AND TESTIFY, LAST NIGHT IN THIS LETTER THE LAST NIGHT IN THIS LETTER THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE NATURALLY TRUMP WHITE HOUSE NATURALLY ORDERED BOTH RICK DEARBORN AND ORDERED BOTH RICK DEARBORN AND ROB PORTER THAT THEY TOO SHOULD ROB PORTER THAT THEY TOO SHOULD NOT APPEAR TODAY TO TESTIFY NOT APPEAR TODAY TO TESTIFY DESPITE THEIR SUBPOENAS FROM DESPITE THEIR SUBPOENAS FROM CONGRESS CONGRESS THAT LETTER SAYS THEY CAN IGNORE THAT LETTER SAYS THEY CAN IGNORE THE SUBPOENA BECAUSE OF THE SUBPOENA BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE SOMETHING THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE IS CALLING CONSTITUTIONAL IS CALLING CONSTITUTIONAL IMMUNITY, WHICH IS SOMETHING IMMUNITY, WHICH IS SOMETHING THEY HAVE SORT OF INVENTED THEY HAVE SORT OF INVENTED I MEAN IN THIS CASE IT MEANS I MEAN IN THIS CASE IT MEANS NOBODY WHO EVER WORKED IN THE NOBODY WHO EVER WORKED IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE CAN EVER BE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE CAN EVER BE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY ON ANY ALLOWED TO TESTIFY ON ANY SUBJECT, NO MATTER WHAT SUBJECT, NO MATTER WHAT

THAT ARGUMENT WAS IMMEDIATELY THAT ARGUMENT WAS IMMEDIATELY REJECTED FROM THE OUTSET BY THE REJECTED FROM THE OUTSET BY THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, JERRY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, JERRY NADLER NADLER >> WE SUBPOENAED THREE WITNESSES >> WE SUBPOENAED THREE WITNESSES TO THIS HEARING, RICK DEARBORN, TO THIS HEARING, RICK DEARBORN, ROB PORTER AND COREY ROB PORTER AND COREY LEWANDOWSKI LEWANDOWSKI UNFORTUNATELY, WE LEARNED LAST UNFORTUNATELY, WE LEARNED LAST NIGHT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS NIGHT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS BLOCKING THE FIRST TWO FROM EVEN BLOCKING THE FIRST TWO FROM EVEN SHOWING UP AND TIGHTLY LIMITING SHOWING UP AND TIGHTLY LIMITING THE THIRD THE THIRD THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO AUTHORITY, LEGAL OR OTHERWISE, AUTHORITY, LEGAL OR OTHERWISE, TO GIVE THESE ORDERS TO GIVE THESE ORDERS THEY CLAIM PORTER AND DEARBORN THEY CLAIM PORTER AND DEARBORN LIKE McGAHN ARE ABSOLUTELY LIKE McGAHN ARE ABSOLUTELY IMMUNE FROM TESTIFYING BEFORE IMMUNE FROM TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS CONGRESS THERE IS NO SUCH THING THERE IS NO SUCH THING THE ONLY COURT EVER TO CONSIDER THE ONLY COURT EVER TO CONSIDER THIS PURPORTED ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY THIS PURPORTED ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY DOCTRINE TOTALLY REJECTED IT

DOCTRINE TOTALLY REJECTED IT >> THE ONLY COURT EVER TO >> THE ONLY COURT EVER TO CONSIDER THIS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY CONSIDER THIS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY DOCTRINE THAT THE TRUMP DOCTRINE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING HERE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING HERE TOTALLY REJECTED THAT ARGUMENT TOTALLY REJECTED THAT ARGUMENT WELL, DESPITE THAT FROM THE WELL, DESPITE THAT FROM THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND THE IMPLICIT THREAT OF COURT ACTION IMPLICIT THREAT OF COURT ACTION TO BACK THAT UP, ROB PORTER AND TO BACK THAT UP, ROB PORTER AND RICK DEARBORN, WHO BOTH WORKED RICK DEARBORN, WHO BOTH WORKED AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY DID NOT AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY DID NOT SHOW UP THERE TODAY SHOW UP THERE TODAY TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, COREY TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, COREY LEWANDOWSKI, WAS THERE, FLANKED LEWANDOWSKI, WAS THERE, FLANKED BY TWO EMPTY CHAIRS WITH BY TWO EMPTY CHAIRS WITH DEARBORN’S AND PORTER’S NAMES IN DEARBORN’S AND PORTER’S NAMES IN FRONT OF THEM FRONT OF THEM

EVEN THOUGH COREY LEWANDOWSKI EVEN THOUGH COREY LEWANDOWSKI NEVER WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE NEVER WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE AT ALL, HE DID TODAY AFTER HE AT ALL, HE DID TODAY AFTER HE SHOWED UP TRY TO CLAIM SOME SORT SHOWED UP TRY TO CLAIM SOME SORT OF LEGAL AUTHORITY, SOME SORT OF OF LEGAL AUTHORITY, SOME SORT OF LEGAL REFERENCE FOR HIMSELF, LEGAL REFERENCE FOR HIMSELF, REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT HE FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO ANSWER DIDN’T WANT TO ANSWER AND I WILL TELL YOU, I’LL SORT AND I WILL TELL YOU, I’LL SORT OF GIVE YOU — I’LL GIVE YOU THE OF GIVE YOU — I’LL GIVE YOU THE SPOILER HERE SPOILER HERE HONESTLY, THE SECOND PART OF THE HONESTLY, THE SECOND PART OF THE DAY WITH COREY LEWANDOWSKI GOT DAY WITH COREY LEWANDOWSKI GOT WAY BETTER AND WAY MORE DRAMATIC WAY BETTER AND WAY MORE DRAMATIC AND THEY GOT TONS MORE OUT OF AND THEY GOT TONS MORE OUT OF HIM HIM BUT BECAUSE OF HIM TRYING TO BUT BECAUSE OF HIM TRYING TO SORT OF CITE A LEGAL AUTHORITY SORT OF CITE A LEGAL AUTHORITY OF SOME SORT FOR WHY HE DIDN’T OF SOME SORT FOR WHY HE DIDN’T HAVE TO ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS, HAVE TO ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS, THIS IS WHAT THE FIRST HALF OF THIS IS WHAT THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY GENERALLY LOOKED LIKE

THE DAY GENERALLY LOOKED LIKE >> ARE YOU REFUSING TO ANSWER, >> ARE YOU REFUSING TO ANSWER, MR LEWANDOWSKI? MR LEWANDOWSKI? >> NO, CONGRESSMAN >> NO, CONGRESSMAN AS I’VE EXPLAINED IN A LETTER AS I’VE EXPLAINED IN A LETTER FROM THE WHITE HOUSE DATED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, TO MY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, TO MY ATTORNEY — ATTORNEY — >> THAT LETTER — >> THAT LETTER — >> MR LEWANDOWSKI’S >> MR

LEWANDOWSKI’S CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND SENIOR ADVISERS TO THE AND SENIOR ADVISERS TO THE PRESIDENT ARE PROTECTED FROM PRESIDENT ARE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE DISCLOSURE >> STOP THE CLOCK AGAIN FOR THIS >> STOP THE CLOCK AGAIN FOR THIS OBSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR OBSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR >> THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED >> THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED NOT TO DISCLOSE ANY DISCUSSION NOT TO DISCLOSE ANY DISCUSSION WITH THE PRESIDENT AND CANNOT WITH THE PRESIDENT AND CANNOT COMMENT COMMENT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED I THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED I NOT DISCLOSE THE SUBSTANCE OF NOT DISCLOSE THE SUBSTANCE OF ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT I CAN READ YOU THE EXACT I CAN READ YOU THE EXACT STATEMENT AGAIN IF YOU’D LIKE ME STATEMENT AGAIN IF YOU’D LIKE ME TO TO THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED THAT YOU — THAT YOU — >> WHEN YOU’RE IN THE OVERTIME >> WHEN YOU’RE IN THE OVERTIME OFFICE — OFFICE — >> I CAN’T DISCUSS A PRIVATE >> I CAN’T DISCUSS A PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT P

P IT IS IN THE REPORT, SIR IT IS IN THE REPORT, SIR THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED ME THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED ME THAT I NOT DISCLOSE THE THAT I NOT DISCLOSE THE SUBSTANCE OF ANY CONVERSATIONS SUBSTANCE OF ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT WITH THE PRESIDENT >> YOU ARE NOT — >> YOU ARE NOT — >> AGAIN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS >> AGAIN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DIRECTED I NOT DISCLOSE THE DIRECTED I NOT DISCLOSE THE SUBSTANCE OF ANY DISCUSSIONS SUBSTANCE OF ANY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT WITH THE PRESIDENT AGAIN, AT THE ADVICE OF WHITE AGAIN, AT THE ADVICE OF WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL I CANNOT ANSWER HOUSE COUNSEL I CANNOT ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT WOULD BE QUESTIONS THAT WOULD BE PRIVILEGED AND I RESPECT THAT PRIVILEGED AND I RESPECT THAT PRIVILEGE PRIVILEGE >> THAT’S HOW MUCH OF THE FIRST >> THAT’S HOW MUCH OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE HEARING PLAYED OUT HALF OF THE HEARING PLAYED OUT THAT SAID, DESPITE THAT ATTITUDE THAT SAID, DESPITE THAT ATTITUDE AND THAT SORT OF ANGLE ON THE AND THAT SORT OF ANGLE ON THE QUESTIONING, MR LEWANDOWSKI DID QUESTIONING, MR

LEWANDOWSKI DID FIND HIMSELF TODAY IN THE FIRST FIND HIMSELF TODAY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE HEARING BASICALLY HALF OF THE HEARING BASICALLY CONFIRMING THE DETAILS OF ONE OF CONFIRMING THE DETAILS OF ONE OF THE CENTRAL EPISODES OF THE CENTRAL EPISODES OF POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION POTENTIALLY CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION THAT WAS LAID OUT AGAINST THE THAT WAS LAID OUT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN ROBERT MUELLER’S PRESIDENT IN ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT REPORT AN INCIDENT THAT REPORTEDLY AN INCIDENT THAT REPORTEDLY HAPPENED IN JUNE 2017 WHEN HAPPENED IN JUNE 2017 WHEN LEWANDOWSKI WAS ASKED DIRECTLY LEWANDOWSKI WAS ASKED DIRECTLY BY THE PRESIDENT TO DELIVER A BY THE PRESIDENT TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF MESSAGE TO ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS SESSIONS THE MESSAGE WAS THAT SESSIONS THE MESSAGE WAS THAT SESSIONS SHOULD TELL SPECIAL COUNSEL SHOULD TELL SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER THAT MUELLER ROBERT MUELLER THAT MUELLER COULD NO LONGER INVESTIGATE THE COULD NO LONGER INVESTIGATE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OR THE 2016 TRUMP CAMPAIGN OR THE 2016 ELECTION ELECTION HE INSTEAD HAD TO LIMIT HIS HE INSTEAD HAD TO LIMIT HIS INVESTIGATION TO ELECTIONS IN INVESTIGATION TO ELECTIONS IN THE FUTURE, TO CRIMES, IN OTHER THE FUTURE, TO CRIMES, IN OTHER WORDS, THAT HAD NOT YET WORDS, THAT HAD NOT YET OCCURRED OCCURRED THE PRESIDENT ALSO TOLD COREY THE PRESIDENT ALSO TOLD COREY LEWANDOWSKI THAT IF JEFF LEWANDOWSKI THAT IF JEFF SESSIONS REFUSED TO MEET WITH SESSIONS REFUSED TO MEET WITH HIM TO RECEIVE THIS VERY HIM TO RECEIVE THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE, THEN COREY IMPORTANT MESSAGE, THEN COREY LEWANDOWSKI, WHO WAS NOT A WHITE LEWANDOWSKI, WHO WAS NOT A WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEE, SHOULD HOUSE EMPLOYEE, SHOULD NEVERTHELESS TAKE IT UPON NEVERTHELESS TAKE IT UPON HIMSELF TO FIRE THE ATTORNEY HIMSELF TO FIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL GENERAL IF JUST RANDO CIVILIANS HAD THE IF JUST RANDO CIVILIANS HAD THE POWER TO FIRE THE ATTORNEY POWER TO FIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHO AMONG US WOULD NOT GENERAL, WHO AMONG US WOULD NOT HAVE FIRED ONE OR TWO OVER THE HAVE FIRED ONE OR TWO OVER THE COURSE OF AN AVERAGE LIFETIME? COURSE OF AN AVERAGE LIFETIME? RIGHT? RIGHT? I HEREBY RETROACTIVELY FIRE I HEREBY RETROACTIVELY FIRE EDWARD MEESE EDWARD MEESE ED MEESE, BE GONE ED MEESE, BE GONE YOU WERE TERRIBLE

YOU WERE TERRIBLE GOOD-BYE, JOHN MITCHELL GOOD-BYE, JOHN MITCHELL I FIRE YOU TOO I FIRE YOU TOO I’M A CITIZEN I’M A CITIZEN

WHAT IF WE COULD DO THAT WHAT IF WE COULD DO THAT IT’S RIDICULOUS IT’S RIDICULOUS IT’S VERY SATISFYING IN SOME IT’S VERY SATISFYING IN SOME INSTANCES TO IMAGINE THIS INSTANCES TO IMAGINE THIS REGARDLESS, THIS IS WHAT THE REGARDLESS, THIS IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY TOLD COREY PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY TOLD COREY LEWANDOWSKI HE WAS EMPOWERING LEWANDOWSKI HE WAS EMPOWERING HIM TO DO

HIM TO DO AS MUELLER PUTS IT IN HIS AS MUELLER PUTS IT IN HIS REPORT, LEWANDOWSKI MET REPORT, LEWANDOWSKI MET ONE-ON-ONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ONE-ON-ONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE OVAL OFFICE IN JUNE 2017 IN THE OVAL OFFICE IN JUNE 2017 WHEREUPON THE PRESIDENT, QUOTE, WHEREUPON THE PRESIDENT, QUOTE, DICTATED A MESSAGE TO BE DICTATED A MESSAGE TO BE DELIVERED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL DELIVERED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS THAT WOULD HAVE HAD THE SESSIONS THAT WOULD HAVE HAD THE EFFECT OF LIMITING THE RUSSIA EFFECT OF LIMITING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION TO FUTURE ELECTION INVESTIGATION TO FUTURE ELECTION INTERFERENCE ONLY INTERFERENCE ONLY THAT’S WHAT LEWANDOWSKI TOLD THE THAT’S WHAT LEWANDOWSKI TOLD THE FBI AND THAT IS WHAT ENDED UP IN FBI AND THAT IS WHAT ENDED UP IN THE MUELLER REPORT THE MUELLER REPORT HERE’S COREY LEWANDOWSKI TODAY HERE’S COREY LEWANDOWSKI TODAY UNDER OATH NOT QUITE KNOWING UNDER OATH NOT QUITE KNOWING WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT NOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT NOW >> DIDN’T YOU THINK IT WAS A >> DIDN’T YOU THINK IT WAS A LITTLE STRANGE THAT THE LITTLE STRANGE THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD SIT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT WOULD SIT DOWN WITH YOU ONE ON ONE AND ASK YOU TO DO YOU ONE ON ONE AND ASK YOU TO DO SOMETHING THAT YOU KNEW WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU KNEW WAS AGAINST THE LAW? AGAINST THE LAW? DID THAT STRIKE YOU AS STRANGE DID THAT STRIKE YOU AS STRANGE YOU DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE YOU DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO ASK MR ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO ASK MR

SESSIONS TO DROP THE SESSIONS TO DROP THE INVESTIGATION AND TO JUST GO ON INVESTIGATION AND TO JUST GO ON TO FUTURE PRESIDENTS AND OMIT TO FUTURE PRESIDENTS AND OMIT EVERYTHING WITH THIS PRESIDENT EVERYTHING WITH THIS PRESIDENT >> I DIDN’T THINK THE PRESIDENT >> I DIDN’T THINK THE PRESIDENT WOULD ASK ME TO DO ANYTHING WOULD ASK ME TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL ILLEGAL >> HE GAVE YOU DICTATION >> HE GAVE YOU DICTATION HE DICTATED A MESSAGE TO GIVE HE DICTATED A MESSAGE TO GIVE SESSIONS SESSIONS HAD YOU EVER BEEN A SECRETARY HAD YOU EVER BEEN A SECRETARY FOR THE PRESIDENT BEFORE AND FOR THE PRESIDENT BEFORE AND TAKEN DICTATION OR SHORTHAND TAKEN DICTATION OR SHORTHAND >> MANY TIMES >> MANY TIMES >> MANY TIMES

>> MANY TIMES OOH, NAILED IT, YEAH OOH, NAILED IT, YEAH I TOOK NOTES FOR THE PRESIDENT I TOOK NOTES FOR THE PRESIDENT MANY TIMES MANY TIMES PROBLEM WITH THAT ANSWER, PROBLEM WITH THAT ANSWER, BECAUSE WHAT COREY LEWANDOWSKI BECAUSE WHAT COREY LEWANDOWSKI TOLD THE FBI ABOUT THAT WAS THE TOLD THE FBI ABOUT THAT WAS THE EXACT OPPOSITE EXACT OPPOSITE QUOTE, "THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME QUOTE, "THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE PRESIDENT HAD ASKED COREY THE PRESIDENT HAD ASKED COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO TAKE DICTATION LEWANDOWSKI TO TAKE DICTATION AND LEWANDOWSKI WROTE AS FAST AS AND LEWANDOWSKI WROTE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE HE POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE HE CAPTURED THE CONTENT CORRECTLY" CAPTURED THE CONTENT CORRECTLY" THE SOURCE OF THAT SENTENCE FROM THE SOURCE OF THAT SENTENCE FROM THE ROBERT MUELLER REPORT IS THE ROBERT MUELLER REPORT IS COREY LEWANDOWSKI’S OWN 302, HIS COREY LEWANDOWSKI’S OWN 302, HIS OWN INTERVIEW WITH THE FBI OWN INTERVIEW WITH THE FBI >> OKAY >> OKAY

NOW, YOU STATED EARLIER TODAY NOW, YOU STATED EARLIER TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED YOU THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED YOU TO TAKE DOWN DICTATION, QUOTE, TO TAKE DOWN DICTATION, QUOTE, MANY TIMES, IS THAT RIGHT? MANY TIMES, IS THAT RIGHT? >> IT IS >> IT IS >> BUT ON PAGE 91, VOLUME 2 OF >> BUT ON PAGE 91, VOLUME 2 OF THE MUELLER REPORT IT STATES, THE MUELLER REPORT IT STATES, "THE PRESIDENT THEN ASKED "THE PRESIDENT THEN ASKED LEWANDOWSKI TO DELIVER A MESSAGE LEWANDOWSKI TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO SESSIONS AND SAID, QUOTE, TO SESSIONS AND SAID, QUOTE, WRITE THIS DOWN, CLOSE QUOTE WRITE THIS DOWN, CLOSE QUOTE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE PRESIDENT HAD ASKED LEWANDOWSKI PRESIDENT HAD ASKED LEWANDOWSKI TO TAKE DIRECT DICTATION" TO TAKE DIRECT DICTATION" THE FIRST TIME THE FIRST TIME >> THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS, THOSE >> THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS, THOSE ARE THE INVESTIGATOR’S WORDS ARE THE INVESTIGATOR’S WORDS >> RIGHT >> RIGHT DID YOU LIE TO BOB MUELLER OR DID YOU LIE TO BOB MUELLER OR ARE YOU LYING TO US? ARE YOU LYING TO US? >> I DIDN’T LIE

>> I DIDN’T LIE >> OKAY >> OKAY YOU’RE NOT REALLY HERE TO TELL YOU’RE NOT REALLY HERE TO TELL THE TRUTH THE TRUTH

YOU ARE HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN A YOU ARE HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONTINUING COVER-UP CONTINUING COVER-UP >> NOW, IF HE DID TELL THE FBI >> NOW, IF HE DID TELL THE FBI THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE PRESIDENT HAD EVER TOLD HIM TO PRESIDENT HAD EVER TOLD HIM TO WRITE SOMETHING DOWN AND THEN HE WRITE SOMETHING DOWN AND THEN HE SAID TODAY UNDER OATH, OH, I HAD SAID TODAY UNDER OATH, OH, I HAD BEEN TOLD TO WRITE THINGS DOWN BEEN TOLD TO WRITE THINGS DOWN TAKING DICTATION FOR THE TAKING DICTATION FOR THE PRESIDENT MANY TIMES, THIS IS A PRESIDENT MANY TIMES, THIS IS A TOTALLY NORMAL — I MEAN BEING TOTALLY NORMAL — I MEAN BEING UNDER OATH TO CONGRESS AND BEING UNDER OATH TO CONGRESS AND BEING UNDER OATH TO THE FBI, YOU CAN’T UNDER OATH TO THE FBI, YOU CAN’T TELL DIFFERENT STORIES WITHOUT TELL DIFFERENT STORIES WITHOUT CRIMINALLY LYING IN ONE OF THOSE CRIMINALLY LYING IN ONE OF THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES CIRCUMSTANCES NOW, I MENTIONED THAT TODAY’S NOW, I MENTIONED THAT TODAY’S HEARING WAS THE FIRST CONDUCTED HEARING WAS THE FIRST CONDUCTED UNDER NEW RULES ADOPTED BY THE UNDER NEW RULES ADOPTED BY THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAST WEEK TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAST WEEK TO ESSENTIALLY SET THE PARAMETERS ESSENTIALLY SET THE PARAMETERS FOR THEIR IMPEACHMENT FOR THEIR IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESIDENT INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESIDENT THIS WAS THE FIRST HEARING UNDER THIS WAS THE FIRST HEARING UNDER THOSE PARAMETERS THOSE PARAMETERS ONE OF THOSE NEW RULES ADOPTED ONE OF THOSE NEW RULES ADOPTED BY THE COMMITTEE LAST WEEK GAVE BY THE COMMITTEE LAST WEEK GAVE THE COMMITTEE THE ABILITY TO THE COMMITTEE THE ABILITY TO HAVE COMMITTEE STAFF LAWYERS ASK HAVE COMMITTEE STAFF LAWYERS ASK QUESTIONS OF WITNESSES IN QUESTIONS OF WITNESSES IN ADDITION TO QUESTIONS BEING ADDITION TO QUESTIONS BEING ASKED BY MEMBERS THEMSELVES

ASKED BY MEMBERS THEMSELVES SO, YEAH, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SO, YEAH, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ALL WANT THEIR FIVE MINUTES ALL WANT THEIR FIVE MINUTES BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT UNDER BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT UNDER THESE NEW RULES, STAFF LAWYERS THESE NEW RULES, STAFF LAWYERS GET TO ASK TOO GET TO ASK TOO AND THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AND THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT

AND WE KNEW THAT WAS GOING TO BE AND WE KNEW THAT WAS GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN THEY REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN THEY AGREED TO THAT AGREED TO THAT WE GOT TO SEE IT IN ACTION TODAY WE GOT TO SEE IT IN ACTION TODAY BECAUSE WHEN THE STAFF LAWYERS BECAUSE WHEN THE STAFF LAWYERS STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS OF STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS OF LEWANDOWSKI, THAT’S WHERE IT LEWANDOWSKI, THAT’S WHERE IT REALLY GOT GOOD REALLY GOT GOOD I MEAN HELLO, CONGRESSIONAL I MEAN HELLO, CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES COMMITTEES UNSOLICITED ADVICE HERE, BUT UNSOLICITED ADVICE HERE, BUT PROFESSIONAL STAFF ARE BETTER PROFESSIONAL STAFF ARE BETTER ASKING QUESTIONS IN 30-MINUTE ASKING QUESTIONS IN 30-MINUTE UNINTERRUPTED BLOCKS THAN YOU UNINTERRUPTED BLOCKS THAN YOU ARE IN FIVE-MINUTE INCREMENTS ARE IN FIVE-MINUTE INCREMENTS WHERE YOU PING PONG BACK AND WHERE YOU PING PONG BACK AND FORTH ALL THE DIFFERENT MEMBERS FORTH ALL THE DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD DO THE THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD DO THE STAFF QUESTIONING PART FIRST, OR STAFF QUESTIONING PART FIRST, OR AT LEAST AT A VERY CONVENIENT AT LEAST AT A VERY CONVENIENT TIME TO BE COVERED ON TV TIME TO BE COVERED ON TV IF YOU DID THAT FIRST, THEN ALL IF YOU DID THAT FIRST, THEN ALL OF YOU INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF OF YOU INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COULD FOLLOW UP CONGRESS COULD FOLLOW UP YOURSELVES WITH YOUR FIVE-MINUTE YOURSELVES WITH YOUR FIVE-MINUTE QUESTIONS THEREAFTER QUESTIONS THEREAFTER IT’S A LOT MORE COGENT AND EASY IT’S A LOT MORE COGENT AND EASY TO FOLLOW WHEN IT’S STAFF TO FOLLOW WHEN IT’S STAFF LAWYERS DOING THE QUESTIONING IN LAWYERS DOING THE QUESTIONING IN AWN INTERRUPTED WAY AWN INTERRUPTED WAY START WITH THAT

START WITH THAT HOW ABOUT THAT HOW ABOUT THAT JUST A THOUGHT JUST A THOUGHT FREE ADVICE FREE ADVICE I’LL TAKE THE CHANGE I’LL TAKE THE CHANGE ANYWAY, SO THE BACK HALF OF THE ANYWAY, SO THE BACK HALF OF THE COREY LEWANDOWSKI HEARING, THE COREY LEWANDOWSKI HEARING, THE FIRST HALF IS HIM ANSWERING FIRST HALF IS HIM ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM ALL THE COMMITTEE QUESTIONS FROM ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS MEMBERS

THE BACK HALF OF THE HEARING IS THE BACK HALF OF THE HEARING IS HIM ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM A HIM ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM A LAWYER WHO IS WORKING FOR THE LAWYER WHO IS WORKING FOR THE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE AND FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF AND FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF WHAT THE COMMITTEE WAS GETTING WHAT THE COMMITTEE WAS GETTING AT, THAT PART WENT COMPARATIVELY AT, THAT PART WENT COMPARATIVELY WELL WELL FOR EXAMPLE, IN NO TIME AT ALL FOR EXAMPLE, IN NO TIME AT ALL THE COMMITTEE STAFF LAWYER GOT THE COMMITTEE STAFF LAWYER GOT COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO ADMIT THAT COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO ADMIT THAT HE HAD LIED IN AN INTERVIEW HE HAD LIED IN AN INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN HE SAID EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN HE SAID HE COULDN’T RECALL ANY HE COULDN’T RECALL ANY CONVERSATION THAT HE HAD WITH CONVERSATION THAT HE HAD WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT JEFF THE PRESIDENT ABOUT JEFF SESSIONS SESSIONS THE STAFF LAWYER ACTUALLY PLAYED THE STAFF LAWYER ACTUALLY PLAYED LEWANDOWSKI THIS CLIP OF THAT TV LEWANDOWSKI THIS CLIP OF THAT TV INTERVIEW IN THE HEARING ROOM INTERVIEW IN THE HEARING ROOM TODAY TODAY IT WAS AN INTERVIEW WITH ARI IT WAS AN INTERVIEW WITH ARI MELBER HERE ON MSNBC MELBER HERE ON MSNBC I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO PLAY IT TO I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO PLAY IT TO YOU THE WAY IT APPEARED ON TV, YOU THE WAY IT APPEARED ON TV, BECAUSE WHEN HE PLAYED IT IN THE BECAUSE WHEN HE PLAYED IT IN THE HEARING ROOM TODAY IT WAS A HEARING ROOM TODAY IT WAS A LITTLE HARD TO FOLLOW WHAT IT LITTLE HARD TO FOLLOW WHAT IT WAS

WAS BUT THIS WAS THE ACTUAL BUT THIS WAS THE ACTUAL INTERVIEW THAT WAS PLAYED TODAY INTERVIEW THAT WAS PLAYED TODAY IN THE HEARING ROOM IN THE HEARING ROOM >> I DON’T EVER REMEMBER THE >> I DON’T EVER REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT EVER ASKING ME TO GET PRESIDENT EVER ASKING ME TO GET INVOLVED WITH JEFF SESSIONS OR INVOLVED WITH JEFF SESSIONS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ANY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM EVER WAY, SHAPE OR FORM EVER

>> "I DON’T REMEMBER THE >> "I DON’T REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT EVER ASKING ME TO GET PRESIDENT EVER ASKING ME TO GET INVOLVED WITH JEFF SESSIONS OR INVOLVED WITH JEFF SESSIONS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ANY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM EVER WAY, SHAPE OR FORM EVER SO THAT’S COREY LEWANDOWSKI SO THAT’S COREY LEWANDOWSKI EARLIER THIS YEAR, FEBRUARY OF EARLIER THIS YEAR, FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR THIS YEAR THAT’S TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE THAT’S TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT COMES SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT COMES OUT

OUT SO TODAY IN THE HEARING, THE SO TODAY IN THE HEARING, THE STAFF LAWYER PLAYED THAT CLIP TO STAFF LAWYER PLAYED THAT CLIP TO COREY LEWANDOWSKI, PLAYED IT SO COREY LEWANDOWSKI, PLAYED IT SO EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE HEARING EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE HEARING ROOM COULD HEAR IT, AND THEN THE ROOM COULD HEAR IT, AND THEN THE LAWYER RESUMED HIS QUESTIONING LAWYER RESUMED HIS QUESTIONING >> THAT WASN’T TRUE, WAS IT, >> THAT WASN’T TRUE, WAS IT, SIR? SIR? >> I HEARD THAT >> I HEARD THAT >> AND THAT WAS NOT TRUE, WAS >> AND THAT WAS NOT TRUE, WAS IT IT >> I HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO BE >> I HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO BE HONEST WITH THE MEDIA BECAUSE HONEST WITH THE MEDIA BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST AS DISHONEST AS THEY’RE JUST AS DISHONEST AS ANYBODY ELSE ANYBODY ELSE

>> SO YOU’RE ADMITTING, SIR, YOU >> SO YOU’RE ADMITTING, SIR, YOU WERE NOT BEING TRUTHFUL IN THAT WERE NOT BEING TRUTHFUL IN THAT CLIP, CORRECT? CLIP, CORRECT? >> MY INTERVIEW WITH ARI MELBER? >> MY INTERVIEW WITH ARI MELBER? >> YES >> YES >> CAN BE INTERPRETED ANY WAY >> CAN BE INTERPRETED ANY WAY YOU’D LIKE YOU’D LIKE >> IT IS TRUE IN MAY 2019 YOU >> IT IS TRUE IN MAY 2019 YOU ABSOLUTELY REMEMBERED WHEN THE ABSOLUTELY REMEMBERED WHEN THE PRESIDENT ASKED YOU TO DELIVER A PRESIDENT ASKED YOU TO DELIVER A MESSAGE TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MESSAGE TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF A SPEECH FOR HIM TO GIVE OF A SPEECH FOR HIM TO GIVE RELATED TO THE SPECIAL COUNSEL RELATED TO THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION, ISN’T THAT INVESTIGATION, ISN’T THAT CORRECT? CORRECT? >> I’D HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT >> I’D HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT >> ARE YOU CLAIMING, SIR — YOU >> ARE YOU CLAIMING, SIR — YOU HAD BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE HAD BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ABOUT THOSE VERY SPECIAL COUNSEL ABOUT THOSE VERY EVENTS WHICH YOU DISCUSSED AND EVENTS WHICH YOU DISCUSSED AND SAID WAS ACCURATELY RECORDED IN SAID WAS ACCURATELY RECORDED IN THE REPORT A YEAR EARLIER

THE REPORT A YEAR EARLIER ARE YOU SAYING YOU HAD FORGOTTEN ARE YOU SAYING YOU HAD FORGOTTEN IT BY THE TIME YOU WERE IT BY THE TIME YOU WERE INTERVIEWED JUST BEFORE THE INTERVIEWED JUST BEFORE THE REPORT WAS PUBLICLY RELEASED REPORT WAS PUBLICLY RELEASED >> I’M SAYING MY MEMORY WAS MUCH >> I’M SAYING MY MEMORY WAS MUCH FRESHER WHEN I GAVE THE FRESHER WHEN I GAVE THE INTERVIEW WITH THE SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT COUNSEL’S REPORT >> SIR, IS IT YOUR TESTIMONY >> SIR, IS IT YOUR TESTIMONY BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE THAT WHEN BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE THAT WHEN YOU SAID THAT YOU DID NOT YOU SAID THAT YOU DID NOT REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT EVER REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT EVER ASKING YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH ASKING YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH JEFF SESSIONS OR THE DEPARTMENT JEFF SESSIONS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, YOU WERE SAYING YOU OF JUSTICE, YOU WERE SAYING YOU WERE BEING TRUTHFUL? WERE BEING TRUTHFUL? AND, SIR, I DON’T BELIEVE AND, SIR, I DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S ANY REASON TO CONSULT THERE’S ANY REASON TO CONSULT WITH YOUR COUNSEL WITH YOUR COUNSEL

THE QUESTION IS ARE YOU A TRUTH THE QUESTION IS ARE YOU A TRUTH TELLER IN THAT INTERVIEW? TELLER IN THAT INTERVIEW? >> I’M A TRUTH TELLER EVERY TIME >> I’M A TRUTH TELLER EVERY TIME I STAND BEFORE CONGRESS OR A I STAND BEFORE CONGRESS OR A COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION AND COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION AND RAISE MY HAND AND SWEAR TO GOD RAISE MY HAND AND SWEAR TO GOD UNDER OATH UNDER OATH >> MY QUESTION, SIR, IS WHEN YOU >> MY QUESTION, SIR, IS WHEN YOU SAID THE PRESIDENT NEVER ASKED SAID THE PRESIDENT NEVER ASKED YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH MR YOU TO GET INVOLVED WITH MR SESSIONS – SESSIONS – >> I HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO HAVE >> I HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO HAVE A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH THE A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH THE MEDIA WHATSOEVER JUST LIKE THEY MEDIA WHATSOEVER JUST LIKE THEY HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO COVER ME HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO COVER ME HONESTLY AND THEY DO IT HONESTLY AND THEY DO IT INACCURATELY ALL THE TIME INACCURATELY ALL THE TIME >> YOU’RE ADMITTING ON NATIONAL >> YOU’RE ADMITTING ON NATIONAL TELEVISION YOU WERE LYING THERE? TELEVISION YOU WERE LYING THERE? >> WHAT I’M SAYING IS THEY HAVE >> WHAT I’M SAYING IS THEY HAVE BEEN INACCURATE ON MANY BEEN INACCURATE ON MANY OCCASIONS AND PERHAPS I WAS OCCASIONS AND PERHAPS I WAS INACCURATE THAT TIME

INACCURATE THAT TIME >> ALSO I’D LIKE YOU TO PLEASE >> ALSO I’D LIKE YOU TO PLEASE ELECT ME TO THE SENATE BECAUSE ELECT ME TO THE SENATE BECAUSE I’M AWESOME I’M AWESOME THAT SAME STAFF LAWYER FOR THE THAT SAME STAFF LAWYER FOR THE COMMITTEE ALSO GOT COREY COMMITTEE ALSO GOT COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO EXPAND ON THE LEWANDOWSKI TO EXPAND ON THE OBSTRUCTION INCIDENT IN QUESTION OBSTRUCTION INCIDENT IN QUESTION FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, WHICH FROM THE MUELLER REPORT, WHICH IS WHAT THIS DISCUSSION WAS IS WHAT THIS DISCUSSION WAS ABOUT, AND HOW RATHER THAN CARRY ABOUT, AND HOW RATHER THAN CARRY OUT THE PRESIDENT’S ORDER COREY OUT THE PRESIDENT’S ORDER COREY LEWANDOWSKI INSTEAD DECIDED TO LEWANDOWSKI INSTEAD DECIDED TO DELEGATE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE, DELEGATE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE, SPECIFICALLY TO DEPUTY WHITE SPECIFICALLY TO DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RICK HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RICK DEARBORN, WHO WAS ONE OF THE TWO DEARBORN, WHO WAS ONE OF THE TWO ABSENT WITNESSES AT TODAY’S ABSENT WITNESSES AT TODAY’S HEARING REPRESENTED BY AN EMPTY HEARING REPRESENTED BY AN EMPTY CHAIR WITH HIS NAME PLACARD IN CHAIR WITH HIS NAME PLACARD IN FRONT OF IT FRONT OF IT

>> WHY DIDN’T YOU DELIVER THE >> WHY DIDN’T YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE THAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED MESSAGE THAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED YOU TO DELIVER UNLESS YOU DIDN’T YOU TO DELIVER UNLESS YOU DIDN’T DELIVER IT BECAUSE YOU KNEW IT DELIVER IT BECAUSE YOU KNEW IT WAS IMPROPER TO DELIVER? WAS IMPROPER TO DELIVER? >> MR BURKE, IT WASN’T A >> MR BURKE, IT WASN’T A PRIORITY PRIORITY >> LET ME ASK YOU, SIR, IF IT >> LET ME ASK YOU, SIR, IF IT WASN’T A PRIORITY FOR YOU TO WASN’T A PRIORITY FOR YOU TO DELIVER THE MESSAGE, WHY DID YOU DELIVER THE MESSAGE, WHY DID YOU ENLIST MR

DEARBORN TO DELIVER ENLIST MR DEARBORN TO DELIVER THE MESSAGE FOR THE PRESIDENT? THE MESSAGE FOR THE PRESIDENT? >> AGAIN, I CAN’T SPEAK TO >> AGAIN, I CAN’T SPEAK TO PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS I WOULD PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS I WOULD HAVE HAD WITH MR DEARBORN AT HAVE HAD WITH MR DEARBORN AT THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL

>> I’M NOT ASKING PRIVATE >> I’M NOT ASKING PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS CONVERSATIONS THE FACT YOU THAT DID IT IS THE FACT YOU THAT DID IT IS ALREADY DISCLOSED IN THE REPORT ALREADY DISCLOSED IN THE REPORT I’M ASKING WHY DID YOU DO IT I’M ASKING WHY DID YOU DO IT WHY? WHY? WHAT’S GOING ON — WHAT’S GOING ON — >> I KNEW MR

DEARBORN — >> I KNEW MR DEARBORN — >> WHY DID YOU DO IT >> WHY DID YOU DO IT >> CAN I ANSWER NOW? >> CAN I ANSWER NOW? >> PLEASE >> PLEASE >> OKAY >> OKAY

I’VE KNOWN MR DEARBORN SINCE I’VE KNOWN MR DEARBORN SINCE HIS TENURE AS CHIEF OF STAFF TO HIS TENURE AS CHIEF OF STAFF TO SENATOR SESSIONS SENATOR SESSIONS HE WAS MY PRIMARY POINT OF HE WAS MY PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT FOR JEFF SESSIONS DURING CONTACT FOR JEFF SESSIONS DURING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND I ALSO KNEW THAT MR AND I ALSO KNEW THAT MR DEARBORN HAD CONTINUED, LIKE I DEARBORN HAD CONTINUED, LIKE I DID, TO HAVE A LONGSTANDING DID, TO HAVE A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH JEFF RELATIONSHIP WITH JEFF AND IF I WASN’T GOING TO BE AND IF I WASN’T GOING TO BE SEEING JEFF I FIGURED RICK WOULD SEEING JEFF I FIGURED RICK WOULD BE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT MESSAGE

BE ABLE TO DELIVER THAT MESSAGE >> RICK DEARBORN NEVER DELIVERED >> RICK DEARBORN NEVER DELIVERED THAT MESSAGE BECAUSE, AS HE TOLD THAT MESSAGE BECAUSE, AS HE TOLD THE FBI FOR THE SPECIAL THE FBI FOR THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT, DOING SO MADE COUNSEL’S REPORT, DOING SO MADE HIM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE HIM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE THAT’S UNDERSTANDABLE, BECAUSE THAT’S UNDERSTANDABLE, BECAUSE IT WAS ARGUABLY CRIMINAL IT WAS ARGUABLY CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE BY THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE BY THE PRESIDENT, THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT, THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKING COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO WAS ASKING COREY LEWANDOWSKI TO CARRY OUT CARRY OUT COREY LEWANDOWSKI, EEP, DIDN’T COREY LEWANDOWSKI, EEP, DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT AND SO ASKED RICK WANT TO DO IT AND SO ASKED RICK TO DO IT INSTEAD TO DO IT INSTEAD AND, NO, RICK DIDN’T WANT TO DO AND, NO, RICK DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT EITHER IT EITHER

SO ALTHOUGH THERE WERE BOTH SO ALTHOUGH THERE WERE BOTH PROVERBIAL DOGS AND PONIES AT PROVERBIAL DOGS AND PONIES AT THIS DOG AND PONY SHOW TODAY AND THIS DOG AND PONY SHOW TODAY AND COREY LEWANDOWSKI DID SPEND MUCH COREY LEWANDOWSKI DID SPEND MUCH OF THE FIRST HALF OF THI OF THE FIRST HALF OF THI HEARING INSULTING DEMOCRATIC HEARING INSULTING DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND PRAISING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND PRAISING THE PRESIDENT’S BRILLIANCE AND THE PRESIDENT’S BRILLIANCE AND DECRYING THE FAKE RUSSIA DECRYING THE FAKE RUSSIA NARRATIVE AND REPEATING THE NARRATIVE AND REPEATING THE STANDARD TRUMP LINE OF NO STANDARD TRUMP LINE OF NO CONSPIRACY, NO COLLUSION, IN THE CONSPIRACY, NO COLLUSION, IN THE END COREY LEWANDOWSKI, THE END COREY LEWANDOWSKI, THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, DID HAVE TO ADMIT UNDER OATH DID HAVE TO ADMIT UNDER OATH UNDER DIRECT QUESTIONING THAT UNDER DIRECT QUESTIONING THAT YEAH, ACTUALLY EVERYTHING IN THE YEAH, ACTUALLY EVERYTHING IN THE MUELLER REPORT AS FAR AS HE’S MUELLER REPORT AS FAR AS HE’S CONCERNED IS ACCURATE CONCERNED IS ACCURATE >> YOU SEE WHERE THIS SAYS YOU >> YOU SEE WHERE THIS SAYS YOU WERE ASKED ABOUT IT, THE SPECIAL WERE ASKED ABOUT IT, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL CONCLUDED THAT TAKEN COUNSEL CONCLUDED THAT TAKEN TOGETHER, THE PRESIDENT’S TOGETHER, THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN, THE PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN, THE PURPOSE OF THE MESSAGE WAS TO HAVE YOU TELL THE MESSAGE WAS TO HAVE YOU TELL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO MOVE FORWARD ATTORNEY GENERAL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH INVESTIGATING ELECTION WITH INVESTIGATING ELECTION MEDDLING FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS MEDDLING FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS DO YOU HAVE ANY BASIS TO DISPUTE DO YOU HAVE ANY BASIS TO DISPUTE THAT CONCLUSION BY THE SPECIAL THAT CONCLUSION BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL AND HIS REPORT, SIR, COUNSEL AND HIS REPORT, SIR, ABOUT YOUR CONDUCT ABOUT YOUR CONDUCT >> AGAIN, I’VE ANSWERED THIS >> AGAIN, I’VE ANSWERED THIS QUESTION QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED ASKED AND ANSWERED >> I WOULD ASK YOU TO ANSWER IT, >> I WOULD ASK YOU TO ANSWER IT, SIR

SIR >> THE GENTLEMAN WILL ANSWER THE >> THE GENTLEMAN WILL ANSWER THE QUESTION WHETHER HE’S ANSWERED QUESTION WHETHER HE’S ANSWERED IT BEFORE OR NOT IT BEFORE OR NOT >> I HAVE STATED TO THE BEST OF >> I HAVE STATED TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, MOST OF THE MY KNOWLEDGE, MOST OF THE INFORMATION IN THE MUELLER INFORMATION IN THE MUELLER REPORT IS ACCURATE REPORT IS ACCURATE >> OH >> OH

THE MUELLER REPORT IS ACCURATE, THE MUELLER REPORT IS ACCURATE, SAYS THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN SAYS THE PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, WHO ADMITS TO PLAYING A MANAGER, WHO ADMITS TO PLAYING A ROLE IN ATTEMPTED OBSTRUCTION OF ROLE IN ATTEMPTED OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, ALSO IMPLICATING WHITE JUSTICE, ALSO IMPLICATING WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF IN HOUSE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF IN THAT ATTEMPTED OBSTRUCTION OF THAT ATTEMPTED OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE JUSTICE THAT DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF THAT DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF IS NOW DEFYING A SUBPOENA STAFF IS NOW DEFYING A SUBPOENA AND REFUSING TO TESTIFY AND REFUSING TO TESTIFY AND SO THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN AND SO THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, WITH THE HELP OF SOME NEW RULES WITH THE HELP OF SOME NEW RULES ALLOWING ITS LAWYERS TO DO THE ALLOWING ITS LAWYERS TO DO THE QUESTIONING

QUESTIONING ALL FUTURE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS, ALL FUTURE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS, ALL FUTURE HEARINGS UNDER THIS ALL FUTURE HEARINGS UNDER THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY WILL BE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THOSE SAME CONDUCTED UNDER THOSE SAME RULES RULES I THINK WE CAN EXPECT THAT THE I THINK WE CAN EXPECT THAT THE RELEVANT COMMITTEES HERE, THE RELEVANT COMMITTEES HERE, THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE IN PARTICULAR, WILL PROBABLY GET IN PARTICULAR, WILL PROBABLY GET THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD PUT THEIR

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