(Breitbart) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Thursday issued a subpoena for former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former White House official Rick Dearborn as part of the panel’s investigation into whether the president 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 said in a statement.
Nadler has asked both men to appear for public testimony before his committee on September 17th.
According to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, Trump directed Lewandowski to asked then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of Mueller’s investigation. Lewandowski did not make the request of Sessions and instead asked Dearborn to contact Sessions.
“Dearborn also said that being asked to serve as a messenger to Sessions made him uncomfortable,” Mueller’s report states. “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.”
According to a source close to Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager is willing to testify before the panel, reports ABC News.
The development comes amid speculation that Lewandowski will announce a bid for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire during President Donald Trump’s Thursday evening campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Flashback: Jerry Nadler Renews Effort To Target Justice Brett Kavanaugh
U.S. House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is renewing his effort to target Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh, asking the National Archives to release more information about Kavanaugh’s work in the White House under President George W. Bush.
In a letter dated Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Nadler wrote to the country’s chief archivist:
In the coming year, the Supreme Court will again address important matters regarding civil rights, criminal justice, and immigration. The Court may also review certain high-profile cases related to reproductive rights, the separation of powers, and the limits of executive authority — all topics within the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee…
In light of these and other legislative and oversight responsibilities, we write to request that the National Archives complete its review of certain presidential records related to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s service in the White House from 2001 to 2006 and provide these records to the Committee, as provided for in 44 U.S.C. § 2205(2)(C).
Nadler goes on to complain that the Senate Judiciary Committee “received only a small fraction of Justice Kavanaugh’s White House record before voting on his nomination.” He does not explain what relevance the remaining records have to the “important matters” before the Court.
The Senate was provided with roughly one million pages of documents on Kavanaugh — a record for any Supreme Court nomination.
Nadler was overheard in November by Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist talking loudly on a phone call on the Amtrak Acela train from New York to Washington, DC, about how he planned to use his anticipated authority on the House Judiciary Committee to impeach Kavanaugh.
Earlier this week, Nadler said his committee could be ready to bring articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the fall.