President Donald Trump's former campaign manager avoided answering questions about his conversations with Trump in an interview with the House Intelligence Committee, saying the questions were "not pertinent" to the investigation, The Hill reports.
Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., said Friday that Corey Lewandowski's attorney dismissed three questions about his client's conversations with Trump because "it wasn't pertinent" in his second interview with the committee on Thursday. The three questions concerned Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, possible attempts to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, and the meeting between Trump campaign advisers and a Russian lawyer that took place in Trump Tower on June 2016.
"Those are pretty pertinent," Quigley told CNN's "New Day."
The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said after the meeting that Lewandowski argued about the relevance of the topics, telling reporters "witnesses don't get to pick and choose when it comes to very relevant testimony to our investigation, so we have requested a subpoena," according to CBS News.
"We feel it's very important not only to getting to the truth in terms of our investigation, but also in terms of the broader precedent it sets that we not allow witnesses to come in and tell us what they are willing to answer and what they won't," he added.
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