Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testified about the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee at a hearing titled, "Presidential Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power" on Tuesday.
In his opening statement, Lewandowski said he has "already testified before Congress on three separate occasions," and called the committee's impeachment inquiry "unfair."
Lewandowski charged House Democrats with "going down rabbit holes" and "focusing on petty and personal politics" motivated by "Trump haters who [have] their own agenda to take down a duly elected President of the United States."
"Excited about the opportunity to remind the American people today there was no collusion no obstruction. There were lots of angry Democrats who tried to take down a duly elected President," Lewandowski tweeted Tuesday morning before the hearing.
"To the best of my recollection, I don't recall ever having any conversations with foreign entities, let alone, any who were offering help to manipulate the outcome of the election. As I have said publicly many times, anyone who attempted to illegally impact the outcome of the election should spend the rest of their life in jail," Lewandowski said.
President Trump praised Lewandowski's opening statement, tweeting: "Such a beautiful Opening Statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you Corey!"
Such a beautiful Opening Statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you Corey! @CLewandowski_— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2019
Later, the president tweeted a video of his statement: