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

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

Former President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE 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.

Lewandowski's comments come after it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign in an attempt to gather information on Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonProminent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia Trump tweets old video of Clinton talking up 'a strong Russia' MORE.

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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.