Lewandowski served as Trump's campaign manager until he was fired and replaced by Paul Manafort, who was recently indicted for conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, and a host of other charges all stemming from a long-running investigation into the 2016 election.
In a strange twist of logic, Lewandowski would like us to believe that the FBI is to blame for Trump hiring Manafort. He claims that if the FBI knew Manafort was under investigation, they should have told the Trump campaign.
If it is true then I think the FBI should have probably notified the campaign. Never was I contacted, nor was the president or the candidate contacted, about any relationship that Paul Manafort might have had by a government authority.
Host Steve Doocy then asked if it was normal procedure for the FBI to inform a campaign about ongoing investigations.
I don't know. But what I do know is if ... there is a person who is joining the campaign in a high-profile capacity, and that person happens to be under some type of surveillance by the FBI for potential wrongdoings, you would think that just from a security standpoint they would come and brief the campaign and say, ‘Look, we’ve got some concerns about this person.'
Hmm, didn't Obama do that very thing? Warn trump directly about Flynn? What? trump didn't believe Obama?— Debby Hunter (@De4Hu) October 30, 2017
Corey Lewandowski complains that the FBI ‘did not warn the Campaign about Paul Manafort.’ Fair point but they also did not warn the Campaign about Corey Lewandowski— Globalist Gary CU.CK (@RogueCIAsurveil) October 31, 2017
So law enforcement should follow citizens around and encourage us not to break the law? That way it’s THEIR fault if we commit crimes. Nice— Ashley Dahlin (@a_dahlin1) October 30, 2017
But the media tour wasn't over. Lewandowski also appeared on the Today Show and made a point to also distance himself from George Papadopoulos who has been cooperating with the FBI during their investigation. Lewandowski had this to say about some emails he may have received from Papadopoulos:
As the campaign manager ... I was receiving thousands of emails a day. You’re asking me to remember an email from April of 2016 on any given day I would have received a thousand emails and this would have potentially come from a low-level volunteer.
'low level volunteer' Trumpledite words of the day, repeat in every answer!!!— Cowgirlpal (@Cowgirlpal) October 31, 2017