While being questioned by Barry Berke, a lawyer for the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, Lewandowski was shown a video of the interview. He said the clip “can be interpreted any way you’d like.”
“I have no obligation to be honest with the media,” he told the panel.
It is not a crime to lie on television, but it is illegal to lie or omit information during an interview with federal agents as part of a criminal investigation. Lewandowski sought to clarify that he had not lied to Mueller’s investigators.
“So you’re admitting that on national television you were lying there?” Berke asked.
“What I’m saying is, they have been inaccurate on many occasions and perhaps I was inaccurate that time,” Lewandowski replied.
Lewandowski also said he is a “truth teller” whenever he stands before Congress or takes an oath.
Several major players in Trump’s orbit have been caught lying to investigators and faced criminal charges. This includes former Trump campaign official Rick Gates, former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.