Lewandowski on Russia probes: 'I have nothing to hide'

Lewandowski on Russia probes: 'I have nothing to hide'

Former President Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday that he has "nothing to hide" in the ongoing probe into 2016 election interference.

"I have never colluded, cooperated, or contacted any Russians that I’m aware of. Nobody contacted me that I am aware of and asked to help solicit or fix the presidential campaign," Lewandowski told NBC's Chuck Todd Thursday.

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When asked why he wasn't in the meeting between Trump Jr. and the lawyer, Lewandowski said: "I don't know the reason. I wasn't invited to the meeting."

The former campaign manager said he has not been contacted by the special counsel handling the Russia probe, and that if anybody influenced the outcome of the election, they should be "held accountable to the fullest extent of the law." 

"Because we cannot have individuals who are meddling with foreign governments to potentially impact the outcome of the election," he said.