Peter McMahon, a longtime Republican operative, is being accused of lying to a federal court about a 2016 meeting he held with former White House adviser Peter Mancuso, according to documents obtained by Breitbart News.
McMahon and Mancoso are also accused of pressuring a Democratic congressman in a lawsuit to drop the lawsuit.
The documents obtained Monday night by Breitbart show that the two men met in April 2016 at a dinner hosted by a political action committee owned by former Republican congressman Joe Crowley.
Crowley was the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and was the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
According to the documents, McMahon and Crowley were seated at a table at a Manhattan restaurant, where they had a drink and then had dinner.
According the documents obtained on Monday night, McMahon was seated next to Mancaso, who was seated with a table of three.
The three men were seated next next to McMahon and were seated in the same booth.
Mancuses family said in a statement that he has not had any contact with McMahon since the dinner.
“Peter McMahon has been a longtime partner in the Washington DC-based firm of Hogan Lovells and has been involved in lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., for many years.
Peter McMahon’s family has been very supportive of Mr. McMahon in the past,” the statement read.
“In fact, he served on the advisory board of the Hogan Lovelli’s Washington, DC-area lobbying firm in 2010.
Peter has a very successful record of serving on the Executive Committee of the American Conservative Union and served on numerous boards for the organization, including the National Center for Women in Politics and the National Institute for American Policy.”
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Monday, McMahon’s lawyers allege that Crowley told him that “he would be a good candidate for the job of Deputy Secretary of State if he would do everything in his power to win the election for President.”
The documents state that McMahon told Crowley, “I will do everything possible to make sure we win the Presidency.”
In a statement, Crowley’s office said, “Peter has been an excellent member of the President’s Cabinet, serving on a number of important Cabinet committees.
We appreciate that he will continue to represent the American people in Washington DC.”
The two men reportedly met at the White House on Feb. 15, 2017.
According a letter obtained by ABC News, McMahon, who is also the CEO of the Washington office of the conservative political consulting firm, the American Principles Project, wrote to Crowley to thank him for his support in securing the nomination of Michael Flynn for Secretary of Defense, stating that the position “has been a very rewarding and challenging experience.”
“I am honored to have been a part of your team and will do whatever I can to help the President secure a better position for America,” McMahon wrote Crowley, adding, “This will be a great honor to serve the country and the country is blessed to have you as our Director of Policy Planning.”
In another letter obtained on behalf of the Trump administration, Crowley reportedly wrote to McMahon that he was “happy to assist you in any way I can.”
The White House has yet to comment on the allegations.
McMahon is a former Trump campaign adviser who is credited with winning the nomination for Deputy Secretary in November.
In a recent interview with the Fox News Channel, McMahon described his relationship with Mancums son Peter, who played a role in organizing the fundraiser that brought him the job, as a “close friendship.”
“We have a great relationship,” McMahon told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“I’ve known Peter since I was a kid.
I grew up in Chicago.
He grew up there.
We went to school together in Chicago.”
In November, Trump announced that he would nominate former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the role of Deputy National Security Advisor.
According for the White Helmets, a Syrian rescue organization, the two were attending a fundraiser for a charity called the American Veterans Alliance.
The White Helmet group said the event was sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, which donated between $1 million and $5 million to the charity.
Mincey, who has served as a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, served as national press secretary for Trump from July 2016 to September 2017.
In February 2017, he resigned from the Trump transition team, which was headed by then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The next month, he was fired as chief of staff to then-White House chief of security Anthony Scaramucci.