Trump ally Corey Lewandowski clashes with Democrats in testy hearing

Former campaign manager accuses lawmakers of ‘petty and personal politics’ as judiciary committee considers impeachment

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager accused lawmakers of “focusing on petty and personal politics” in a testy hearing, as he confirmed to members of Congress that the president asked him to intervene in the Russia investigation.

As the hearing came to a close on Tuesday, the House judiciary chair, Jerrold Nadler, told Corey Lewandowski, a close Trump ally, that his behavior had been “completely unacceptable”.

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Trump ally Corey Lewandowski clashes with Democrats in testy hearing

Former campaign manager accuses lawmakers of ‘petty and personal politics’ as judiciary committee considers impeachment

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager accused lawmakers of “focusing on petty and personal politics” in a testy hearing, as he confirmed to members of Congress that the president asked him to intervene in the Russia investigation.

As the hearing came to a close on Tuesday, the House judiciary chair, Jerrold Nadler, told Corey Lewandowski, a close Trump ally, that his behavior had been “completely unacceptable”.

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Challenge to Liberals’ Chinese election signs to go to trial in federal court

Signs in the electorates of Josh Frydenberg and Gladys Liu were in Electoral Commission colours but urged a vote for the Liberal party

Challenges to the election of embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu and the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, over allegedly misleading signs at polling booths will go to trial in the federal court.

Justice Michelle Gordon made the direction on Wednesday in the high court, sitting as the court of disputed returns, to move the matter down so it could be dealt with more efficiently.

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