(CNSNews.com) - Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the “fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever.”
Rep. Mike Johnson asked Lewandowski to elaborate on his assertion that the investigation is a witch hunt.
“I think that this fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever. This is a president who was duly elected by the American people, and certain bodies refuse to accept the election results,” Lewandowski said.
“If this were done by different president to a different party the same way it was done to Donald Trump, that person would already be thrown out of office and people would be in jail, but when you support Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama there are a different set of rules,” he said.
“The American people find it very unfair, and there is no accountability at the highest levels of the government for the FISA abuse applications that transpired. Spying on Americans, in violation of the 4th Amendment, or the lives that were ruined because they simply wanted to support a candidate for the president of the United States, and I think it is shameful,” Lewandowski added.
Johnson began his questioning, by referencing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ (D-N.Y.) comments.
JOHNSON: Mr. Lewandowski, my colleague Mr. Jeffries started that question with an admonition, he said this is a House Judiciary Committee and not a political forum, it would be nice if you recognize that. I think it would be nice if all of the members of the committee would recognize that, because that is the reason that this has turned into such a farce.
It has been said so many times today that this committee is so important to the country. It has one of the broadest jurisdictions over so many critical issues that are facing the country. You referenced some of this in your opening statement, and I among many of my colleagues are ready to get to the work of the American people, but we are here today.
No fireworks, a lot of disappointed people around the country who are really hoping that there would be fireworks. We are not surprised at all. I have a couple of questions just for clarification for the record. First, is there anything that has been said here, any question that you have been asked about her something that you would like to provide further comments on, just to clarify the record?
LEWANDOWSKI: No, sir.
JOHNSON: In questioning today, is the majority investigating any new allegation or issue or fact not already investigated by the house and senate Intel committees or the special counsel office?
LEWANDOWSKI: Not to the best of my knowledge.
JOHNSON: Do you have any more information on any other matter related to either collusion or obstruction that you can offer to this committee that you have not already shared with congress or the special counsel's office?
LEWANDOWSKI: I don't believe that I have any new information.
JOHNSON: In your prior testimony to the special counsel is it true that you answered every question asked of you truthfully into the best of your ability and recollection?
LEWANDOWSKI: To the best of my recollection, I did answer truthfully coming at us.
JOHNSON: A couple of things for further clarification, we are afraid that some of the record will be obscured today. So these are quick rapid fire, you agree that there is no evidence that the president intended to obstruct justice?
LEWANDOWSKI: I do.
JOHNSON: Do you agree that the president has been harassed politically since the day he took office?
LEWANDOWSKI: Yes, I do.
JOHNSON: Do you agree that the president’s supporters have received a vastly different treatment than the supporters of Hillary Clinton?