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Thread: Lewandowski walked into the trap.

Ask yourself this: Why did House Dems call Lewandowski BEFOFE finishing the McGahn case and getting a ruling that “absolute immunity” is fictional?

Answer: To demonstrate the absurdity of “absolute immunity” to help win the McGahn case!
Remember when Hope Hicks testified back in June and invoked “absolute immunity” and “presidential privilege”? Everyone was puzzled. Why call Hicks then and why let her testify that way? Well, @tedlieu answered those questions for us:

I’ll confess that when I saw House Dems call Lewandowski, I fell for it. I said to myself “He’s not going to give you ANYTHING, and you’re going to look weak and foolish!” But the House Dem legal team is sneaky. So sneaky that they fooled all of us again, with the SAME TRICK!
Why bother doing it again? We already have Hicks’s testimony. Isn’t that enough?

No, because now we formally are in an impeachment inquiry, remember? DOJ might say in the McGahn case that they would act differently in an impeachment inquiry. Lewandowski just disproved that!
Let’s see what @Teri_Kanefield thinks. She’s super smart and always seems to be able to discern the House Dem strategy:

And there’s more to be gained by having Lewandowski invoke make-believe “absolute immunity”/“presidential privilege.” Remember, Lewandowski NEVER worked in the Trump White House. Yet he’s STILL invoking these absurd defenses. This proves there is NO outer limit to the defense.
This comment is so good that I gotta put it in the thread:

We also got Dearborn and Porter to refuse to testify AT ALL on the grounds of “absolute immunity,” laying bear that Trump will continue this gambit even in the face of a formal impeachment inquiry. Expect House Dems to make a filing to that effect in the McGahn case.
We also got some helpful stuff from Lewandowski, including:

1. He contradicted his FBI interview, meaning he either perjured himself in that interview or in this testimony.

2. He admitted to lying in press interviews.

3. He confirmed that the Mueller Report is correct.
So now we have perjury leverage over Lewandowski, and other witnesses will be afraid of perjuring themselves as well.

And, we sent another forceful message to future witnesses:

You’re now going to face questions from staff lawyers, and those are going to be VERY tough.
But, you ask, why won’t the House Dems invoke inherent contempt and throw Lewandowski in jail? Because the grounds on which you would do that are currently being litigated in court, where this battle belongs. House Dems can’t overstep here. We need the courts on our side.
Bottom Line: House Dems have a strategy, and everything they do is part of the strategy. The consistent theme is this:

Build the case in court and batter the stonewall. Once the wall is down, attack mercilessly.

Is anyone worse at walls than Trump?

I hate typos, but I have to say that “laying bear” is maybe my worst one ever. For the record, I do not endorse bestiality!
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