Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Thursday that the Senate should call former Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne to testify about his alleged involvement with a Russian agent.
Speaking to Fox News & # 39; "The Story" with Martha MacCallum, Lewandowski, mentioned several times in former special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, Byrne's dismissal after 20 years in the company weighed in the midst of the ties to a government investigation related to the 2016 presidential election.
Byrne revealed last month that he was involved in an FBI probe from Russia and admitted to having a relationship with Maria Butina, who last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as a Russian agent without registering with the Ministry of Justice.
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Byrne on Thursday told "The Story" that he had helped federal officials with investigations twice in the past, including "helping them take people down Wall Street."
Earlier Thursday, in an interview on Fox Business & # 39; Varney & Co. & # 39;, Byrne said the investigation was about "all about political espionage," and that he believed "we're about to see it The biggest scandal in American history. "
Lewandowski responded to Byrne's announcement and his interview with MacCallum, saying," It may have been the craziest interview I have ever seen in my life. "
He went on to say, "Unfortunately, I have been tricked in this investigation." [1
" Never have I ever heard of this person, he never has He obviously had nothing to do with the campaign. "
During Byrne's interview on" The Story ", he claimed he received" fishy "orders from former FBI official Peter Strzok and executed them in 2015-2016.
Strzok was removed from Mueller's investigation of text messages against Trump as he acted with his mistress, Lisa Page, he was fired from the FBI in August 2018.
Byrne claimed people he characterized as "the men in black" came to him and asked him "for this third favor . "
He told MacCallum that he did not know exactly who sent the orders, but he executed them.
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last summer, and watching TV and some congressional hearings, I found out where those orders came from. They came from a guy named Peter Strzok, "Byrne said, adding the names of other individuals, who MacCallum also pointed out to work at the FBI.
In response, Lewandowski said, "This seems like a lot of black helicopters flying around this guy's world, things he can't talk about."
"This seems like a lot of black helicopters flying around this guy's world, stuff that he can't talk about. "
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The House Judging Committee has sued Lewandowski and the White House ex-assistant Rick Dearborn, as part of the investigation into President Trump's resignation in office.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, DN.Y., the committee's chairman, said the committee wanted to hear publicly from Lewandowski and Dearborn Sept. 17 "as part of their efforts to hold the president accountable."
The Trump administration has blocked former aides from testifying before Congress.
Fox News & # 39; Martha MacCallum & Charles Creitz, Fox Business & # 39; Blair Shiff and The Associated Press contributed to this report.