Lewandowski says he's open to role defending Trump against impeachment

Lewandowski says he's open to role defending Trump against impeachment
© Greg Nash

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE's former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiCash surge puts more Senate races in play Lewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems MORE indicated Thursday that he would be willing to take on a role to aid Trump in the impeachment fight with House Democrats, but said he has not had formal conversations with the White House about the job. 

In an interview with The Hill, Lewandowski pushed back on a CNN report that he was set to attend a White House meeting later Thursday about the position.

“I have had no conversations with anyone in the White House about joining the team,” Lewandowski said.

But he added that he “will help in any capacity I can to push back on a false narrative about impeachment.”

“I will do anything I can to support the president in the capacity that I’m allowed to do,” Lewandowski said.

CNN reported that Lewandowski was in talks about a crisis management type role within the administration where he would take the lead on messaging during an impeachment fight.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg would support delaying Libra | More attorneys general join Facebook probe | Defense chief recuses from 'war cloud' contract | Senate GOP blocks two election security bills | FTC brings case against 'stalking' app developer MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. The announcement came amid a growing furor over Trump’s conduct on a call with the president of Ukraine.

A readout of the July 25 call and whistleblower report on the call released in the past 48 hours illustrated how Trump urged the Ukrainian leader to “look into” Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE and how the White House broke with normal procedures in storing the contents of the call.

Lewandowski, who is considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, has been a fierce Trump loyalist dating back to his time working on the 2016 campaign. He has remained steadfastly committed to the president, attracting scrutiny in the process. 

He was named in former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s report earlier this year in an episode where Trump asked him to relay a message to then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSanctuary city policies are a threat to decent people Trump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' MORE that Sessions should curtail Mueller’s investigation.

Leandowski appeared before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month in a combative hearing that quickly descended into chaos when the former campaign manager decried Democratic efforts to investigate the president.

Lewandowski later admitted to having lied to the press about his discussions with Trump, telling the panel that he felt “no obligation to have a candid conversation with the media.”