Why is he relevant? Because according to the Mueller Report, Trump instructed Lewandowski to tell then Attorney General Jeff Sessions to unrecuse himself. Lewandowski did not deliver that message.
But a White House letter sent out a couple days ago directed him not to testify to anything beyond the Mueller Report, because of executive privilege.
The obvious problem is that Corey Lewandowski never worked for the White House. He was merely the Trump campaign manager.
Lewandowski is “testifying” right now and invoking the privilege. Well, he is not invoking it “for himself” he keeps saying, but he is respecting the White House directive.
I don’t know why he isn’t being held for contempt.
No, no, the House Democrats are going to send out some really scathing tweets. It’ll have a hashtag and everything. https://t.co/XjToyAYs2A— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski says that "anybody who illegally worked to undermine an election should spend the rest of their life in jail."— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
The Department of Justice has already named Trump an unindicted coconspirator in a felony conspiracy to do exactly that. https://t.co/rzMNMFCyDs
.@JacksonLeeTX18 asks the important question: "If the president thought what he was doing was legal, why didn't he just pick up the phone and call Attorney General Sessions? Or why not ask any member of his staff who worked right down the hall to deliver a message?" pic.twitter.com/HvXNTASILe— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
.@RepCohen outlines Corey Lewandowski's qualifications for the job Trump asked him to do—not as a campaign chairman or a typical political operative, but as "some kind of a Forrest Gump relating to corruption." pic.twitter.com/zFbllgpvSP— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
Can we get some infor out of Corey anyway?
We got some sort of new info. Lewandowski tells Hank Johnson he was never "squeamish" about delivering the message to Sessions and didn't do it because he went on vacation— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) September 17, 2019
Not believablehttps://t.co/wIO4Av45sj— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) September 17, 2019
Also, Lewandowski put off acting on this for a month.— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) September 17, 2019
If the president asks you to do something and you're happy to do it… you don't just let it slide for a month, "vacation" or no
Here’s what Lewandowski told the Mueller team about why he didn’t give the message to Sessions. pic.twitter.com/hDsugYp0O1— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 17, 2019
Another blatant falsehood from @mattgaetz, once again claiming that the FBI didn't brief the Trump campaign on Russian interference. Here's our timeline laying out what the Trump campaign knew and when they knew it: https://t.co/68m9MFjI1N— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
.@RepJeffries: "You are here to participate in a continuing cover-up. Russia interfered with this election in sweeping and systematic fashion. The Trump campaign welcomed that assistance at the highest level. There were subequent acts of obstruction of justice." pic.twitter.com/fDfcXnJ5Od— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
OH SNAP. Hakeem Jeffries just confronted Lewandowski on this contradiction.— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 17, 2019
"Did you lie to Mueller or are you lying now."
Lewandowski basically accused MUELLER of misrepresenting what he said.
More importantly, he likes not being able to tell the truth and watch the GOP run circles around him, justifying it https://t.co/v4gjIcThYx— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski tells Ted Lieu that he took this as a joke. pic.twitter.com/RzkskPS90d— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 17, 2019
Ignore the manufactured drama in the #Lewandowski hearing and focus on him confirming, as the Mueller report established, that President Trump asked him to tell the Attorney General to rein in the Russia probe.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 17, 2019
.@RepLouCorrea notes that Lewandowski knew George Papadopoulos was trying to orchestrate a Trump trip to Russia, and even seemed to encourage Papadopoulos's efforts.— The Moscow Project (@moscow_project) September 17, 2019
The Kremlin really, really wanted that trip to happen. Read our full breakdown here #BDMRhttps://t.co/iWd3jSWk3r
.@RepJayapal backs Lewandowski into corner about disconnect between what he's saying (he was truthful w/Mueller) & what Trump has said (that whole Mueller report is fabricated).— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 17, 2019
She ends by pressing him about if he "lied about POTUS telling you to write down a note" for Sessions pic.twitter.com/vCAZWhWL9l
This seems like a pretty big tell! https://t.co/MZ1XLgnr9X— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 17, 2019