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

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Five takeaways as panel grills tech CEOs Lawmakers, public bid farewell to John Lewis MORE (D-Ga.) compared former Trump campaign aide Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiPence travel questioned after aides test positive Lewandowski: Trump 'wants to see every Republican reelected regardless of ... if they break with the president' Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides 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.

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He then went on to ask Lewandowski about a 2017 Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE in which Trump asked Lewandowski to convince then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP former US attorneys back Biden, say Trump 'threat to rule of law' Biden fact checks Trump on 545 families separated at border, calls policy 'criminal' Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears 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 NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court 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.