On Thursday, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-NY) issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former White House official Rick Dearborn as part of the panel’s investigation into whether the chairman had committed obstruction of justice and public corruption.
“Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn were prominently featured in the Special Counsel’s description of President Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice by directing then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire the Special Counsel, and then by ordering him to lie about it,” Nadler stated.
On September 17, Nadler asked both men to appear before his commission for government testimony.
Trump directed Lewandowski to ask then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to restrict the scope of Mueller’s inquiry, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s study on now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. Lewandowski did not submit the Sessions application, but instead requested Dearborn to contact Sessions.
“Dearborn also said that being asked to serve as a messenger to Sessions made him uncomfortable,” Mueller stated in one of his reports. “He recalled later telling Lewandowski that he had handled the situation, but he did not actually follow through with delivering the message to Sessions, and he did not keep a copy of the typewritten notes Lewandowski had given him.”
The former Trump campaign manager is prepared to testify before the committee, according to a source close to Lewandowski.