House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D – NY) dismissed the notion that his references to Hope Hicks as Ms. Lewandowski during a House Judiciary appearance last week were part of some calculated plan.
‘I just screwed it up,’ he told CNN, blaming the mix-up in part on the advisers who were whispering in his ear as Hicks’ table of employees repeatedly objected to the questions being asked by members of the committee.
‘I meant nothing by it.’
Nadler’s remarks were roundly criticized as ‘offensive’ and ‘sexist’ after the hearing by members of both parties, including a particularly heated Jason Miller.
In a vicious and vulgar tirade posted to Twitter, President Trump’s former campaign spokesperson belittled and body shamed Nadler. that was quickly taken down on Friday when he deleted his Twitter account.
Miller also went missing from his company director soon after, with the communications firm Teneo taking down his bio from its website.
It is unclear if he is still employed at the firm, and Teneo did not respond to a request for comment.
Flub up: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (above on Thursday) said he ‘screwed up’ when calling Hope Hicks ‘Ms Lewandowski,’ and it was not intentional
Hope floats: Nadler (D – NY) blamed the mix-up in part on the advisers who were whispering in his ear while he questioned Hicks (abive in Thursday) in the closed-door hearing
Defending hope: Trump’s former campaign spokesperson Jason Miller wrote: ‘You’re fat and nasty. Don’t harass Hope and then try to play nice. You’re gross, you fat f***’ (above)
Get bodied: He later tweeted ‘fat f****’s gonna fat f***’ (above) and suggested calling Nadler ‘Mr MuffinTop’ before deleting his Twtter account
The transcript from the hearing shows that Hicks was being asked questions about Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski each time she was misidentified by Nadler.
She said nothing the first two times it happened, but on the third occurrence promptly cut off Nadler and stated: ‘My name is Ms. Hicks.’
Nadler apologized to Hicks and said he was ‘preoccupied,’ the resumed questioning the former aide.
A short time later he again referred to as Ms Lewandowski, but then quickly corrected himself and again apologized to the witness.
‘You’re fat and nasty. Don’t harass Hope and then try to play nice. You’re gross, you fat f***,’ wrote Miller in one tweet.
‘Fat f***s gonna fat f***,’ read another.
Miller then called Nadler a f***ing scumbag,’ adding that ‘anyone obsessed with attacking innocent Hope Hicks should take a long walk off a short pier.’
He also suggested calling Nadler ‘Mr MuffinTop’ in a tweet, one of the last he posted before shutting down his entire account on Friday.
Miller was a key member of the Trump team during both the election and transition, but ultimately turned down an offer to serve as White House Communications Director
He announced his decision on December 24 and said he wanted to spend more time with his family, including his pregnant wife.
At the same time, rumors that he had been having an affair with fellow campaign staffer AJ Delgado proved to be true, and six months after Miller’s wife gave birth his mistress also welcomed a child.
DailyMail.com also revealed back in October that Miller had filed a lawsuit against Gizmodo for $100 million, claiming the website teamed up with Delgado to hatch a plot to ruin his reputation.
Lawyers for Miller claim in the complaint that Gizmodo Media and its reporter Katherine Krueger worked with Delgado to run a story that accused her ex of slipping an abortion pill into the smoothie of n adult dancer he got pregnant.
In the wake of Gizmodo running the accusation about the abortion pill, Miller stepped from his role as a political correspondent for CNN.
Now, he is suing Gizmodo and Krueger for $100 million for publishing the article which he claims is actual malice, defamatory, emotional distressing, an invasion of privacy and a conspiracy against him.
The piece on Splinter Miller allegedly visited Rachel’s Gentleman’s Club in Orlando with clients of a consulting company he worked at in 2012.
Here today…: Miller has since been removed from the directory at his communications firm Teneo (page above on Friday and below on Sunday), who did not respond to a request for comment
Delgado claimed Miller met a dancer who worked there and allegedly continued a sexual relationship, which resulted in the woman’s pregnancy.
Soon after the woman revealed her pregnancy, Miller allegedly arrived at her apartment, holding a smoothie which contained an abortion drug, Splinter reported.
The woman, who has not been identified, drank the smoothie with no knowledge of what was in it, and soon suffered a miscarriage, Delgado claims. The woman wound up in the hospital, where she stayed for two days, and allegedly nearly lost her life.
Miller blasted Gizmodo for the ‘false accusations’, in his suit, writing: ‘The Defendants carried out the final step in a plot hatched by Delgado to publicly accuse Miller of having an affair with, impregnating, attempting to murder, and killing the unborn child of one woman by slipping her an ”abortion pill” as well as beating another unidentified woman; and then trying to cover up these horrific crimes.
‘Before that weekend was over, Miller’s life was in shambles and his reputation was destroyed.
‘Miller was labeled a ”murderer,” he lost his job on CNN, he is being harassed and threatened online, he and his family are being shunned in their community.
‘Miller was a prime target for [Gizmodo] and Delgado —who is waging ”all-out war” in a highly-publicized court case with Miller in Miami-Dade family court.
‘Because of Miller’s politics and association with the current Presidential Administration, [Gizmodo] knew they could benefit financially and editorially by attacking him.’