https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/ ... te-1463654President Donald Trump on Thursday morning retweeted a pair of posts from his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ahead of an evening rally in New Hampshire — where state Republicans fear Trump will promote a potential Senate run by his divisive former aide.
The first post shared a story by The Washington Times reporting that Lewandowski will accompany the president to the “Keep America Great" event in Manchester. “Can’t wait for @realDonaldTrump to come back to NH to deliver his message of America First!” Lewandowski wrote. The second post shared a story by the alt-right publication Breitbart News reporting the results of survey showing Lewandowski leading the field of Republican challengers looking to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. POLITICO first reported on the poll, commissioned by Lewandowski confidant and Citizens United President David Bossie.
The president’s retweets will do little to calm the nerves of GOP officials and operatives in New Hampshire who are adamantly opposed to a Senate campaign by Lewandowski. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, former state Attorney General Tom Rath, former Sen. Judd Gregg and strategist Dave Carney have all voiced concerns about such a bid. Lewandowski, an outspoken defender of the president known for his pugilistic style, has a history of controversial statements and behavior.
He forcefully grabbed then-Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields as she attempted to ask Trump a question after a news conference in March 2016, was involved in a bitter property dispute with neighbors that began in 2017, and remarked “womp womp” when he heard about a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome being separated from her parents by a Trump administration policy during a June 2018 appearance on Fox News. Lewandowski was fired as Trump’s campaign manager in June 2016 after leading the real estate mogul and reality television star to victory in a packed Republican presidential primary and was replaced by Kellyanne Conway in August 2016.
According to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Trump in June 2017 asked Lewandowski to deliver a message to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions directing him to curtail the scope of the special counsel's investigation. Lewandowski asked White House official Rick Dearborn to deliver the message to Sessions, but Dearborn never took action.
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed Lewandowski and Dearborn for details about their knowledge of potential obstruction of justice by Trump.
I think NH Rep leaders would probably like Kelly Ayotte to run again, Maggie Hassan only beat her by a thousand votes. DM will have more insight.