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

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonThe 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment Hillary Clinton backs impeachment inquiry into Trump Pelosi announces launch of formal impeachment inquiry into Trump MORE (D-Ga.) compared former Trump campaign aide Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen 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 TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE in which Trump asked Lewandowski to convince then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' Trump's tirades, taunts and threats are damaging our democracy MORE to say that the president was being treated unfairly due to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's probe.  

The hearing Tuesday became chaotic during Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBarr to speak at Notre Dame law school on Friday The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment Ignore the hype — this is not an impeachment inquiry 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.