Corey Lewandowski admits he has lied to the media under oath: ‘I have no obligation to be honest’

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While he admitted that “perhaps I was inaccurate that time,” Lewandowski claimed he was a “truth-teller” under oath

Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump, admitted he has lied to the media in his sworn testimony Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, in what the panel called its first official impeachment hearing.

Under intense questioning from House Judiciary counsel Barry Berke, Lewandowski conceded that “perhaps I was inaccurate that time” after being shown a clip of a February 2019 interview with MSNBC host Ari Melber, in which he said he did not remember the president ever asking him to “get involved” with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions or the Department of Justice.

“Do you hear that, sir? That was you saying — on MSNBC — you don’t ever remember the president ever asking you to get involved with Jeff Sessions or the Department of Justice in any way, shape or form. That wasn’t true, was it, sir?” Berke asked.

“I heard that,” Lewandowski responded.

Berke then asked, “And that wasn’t true, was it?”

Speaking on MSNBC after Lewandowski’s heated exchange with Berke, Melber said he found it “really striking to see, under oath, someone to admit to their lying and then explain the reason is their disrespect as stated for the press.”

He added, “Whatever one’s view of the press or the interview, Mr. Lewandowski would also seem to want to have an obligation to his own supporters, to the public, to the citizenry of this country, that he could tell the truth.”

Watch the full exchange between Berke and Lewandowski here:

 

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