Democrat to Lewandowski: You are 'like a fish being cleaned with a spoon'

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonHouse passes police reform bill that faces dead end in Senate House to pass sweeping police reform legislation OVERNIGHT ENERGY: DOJ whistleblower says California emissions probe was 'abuse of authority' | EPA won't defend policy blocking grantees from serving on boards | Minnesota sues Exxon, others over climate change MORE (D-Ga.) compared former Trump campaign aide Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiTrump World boils over as campaign hits skids The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump turns to immigration; primary day delays expected Sunday shows preview: Bolton delivers bombshell while US tackles COVID-19, police brutality MORE to "a fish being cleaned with a spoon" during Lewandowski's Tuesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

“Mr. Lewandowski, you are about like a fish being cleaned with a spoon, it’s very hard to get an answer out of you,” Johnson said at the start of his questioning of the former campaign aide.


He then went on to ask Lewandowski about a 2017 Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE in which Trump asked Lewandowski to convince then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions Senate outlook slides for GOP Supreme Court blocks order that relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report MORE to say that the president was being treated unfairly due to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe.  

The hearing Tuesday became chaotic during Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerNadler wins Democratic primary Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Clyburn threatens to end in-person coronavirus committee hearings if Republicans won't wear masks MORE's (D-N.Y.) attempts to question Lewandowski. 

The former aide, who is still close to the White House, first insisted that he be given a copy of the Mueller report to follow along with excerpts read by Democrats. He also said at one point that he did not remember an Oval Office meeting with Trump. 

Partisan debate also broke out as to whether the clock should be stopped during Lewandowski's pauses in answering questions. 

Lewandowski's appearance comes as Democrats investigate possible obstruction of justice by Trump.