On Sunday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski affirmed that he will testify before Congress as part of the ongoing Russia probe, reports The Hill.
Everything You Need to Know About Lewandowski’s Upcoming Testimony
Lewandowski provided the following remarks to WABC Radio regarding his forthcoming attestation before the House Intelligence Committee:
“The House Intelligence Committee sent me a letter asking me to voluntarily come in and have a conversation about what I know, and what I’ve responded to them is, ‘I’ll be happy to come in and sit down.’ I have nothing to hide. I didn’t collude or cooperate or coordinate with any Russian, Russian agency, Russian government or anybody else, to try and impact this election. So they asked me to come in, I said I would.”
The former Trump campaign manager moreover affirmed his desire to “set the record straight.” His Congressional meeting will likely occur on either Wednesday or Thursday.
Finally, Lewandowski stated that neither he nor President Trump “have anything to hide” regarding the investigation into the alleged, yet unproven, collusion with Russia. Moreover, Lewandowski also stated that anyone who colluded with the Russian government ought to “spend the rest of their lives in jail.” The former campaign manager then recommended for President Trump to heed the advice of his attorneys when deciding whether or not to sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller.
Controversy Surrounding the Russia Probe
Americans of various political ideologies have differing viewpoints on the Russia investigation. Interestingly enough, many of the viewpoints correlate with partisanship and views on the President. While many liberals and progressives are in favor of the Russia probe’s continuation, conservatives and Trump supporters are more critical. As Democrats affirm that the investigation will soon lead to the incarceration of the President and his family, Republicans view the probe as a case of sour grapes.
During the 2016 Presidential election, many mainstream media outlets predicted Hillary Clinton’s victory. On election night, Clinton was said to have had a 98% chance of defeating President Trump. However, Mr. Trump still won. His defeat of Clinton infuriated many of his adversaries. Therefore, the Russia probe is merely a method of delegitimatizing President Trump’s rightful victory, affirm members of his base.
Both President Trump and his supporters have frequently slammed the Russia investigation on social media:
The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues. There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Mike Flynn's guilty plea is concerning. However, it still doesn't prove that Trump's victory was caused by Russia. 😂 Democrats continue to beat this dead horse and grasp at straws. I'm so tired of hearing about it in the press. 😩😩😩
— Gabrielle Seunagal (@ClassySnobbb) December 1, 2017
You're so unbelievably stupid I can't believe I'm even responding to you. Total Witch Hunt. If people still think there was collusion with Russia and Trump they are absolutely 110% certifiably retarded. It's been over a year and not a shred of evidence.
— Ken Heskey (@heskey_ken) January 14, 2018
Russia investigation has been going on for months and not a shred of concrete evidence linking the Trump family or administration to collusion has surfaced. What does that tell you? https://t.co/YwV1YMZMFH
— Gabrielle Seunagal (@ClassySnobbb) January 15, 2018
Paul, there’s zero evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. Their never has been.. That is why it’s called “Fake News”… Hillary has far more to worry about in regards to Russian collusion (and many other crimes).
— El Padre (@GrilledCheeze78) January 14, 2018