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Trump's Former Campaign Manager Just Blamed The FBI For Paul Manafort Joining Trump Campaign

Trump's Former Campaign Manager Just Blamed The FBI For Paul Manafort Joining Trump Campaign
Updated 7 months ago

Corey Lewandowski is hitting the media circuit, and he's taking "spin" to a whole new level.

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. 

During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Lewandowski said:

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.

Lewandowski replied:

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.'

People on social media were scratching their heads over one flaw in Lewandowski's logic:

Or when Sally Yates tried to warn Trump about Flynn and lost her job?

Maybe the warning should have been about Lewandowski?

This Twitter user took that train of thought one step further:

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.

A low level volunteer? Really?

Because in March of 2016, Trump posted this on Instagram:

Meeting with my national security team in #WashingtonDC. #Trump2016

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Few people are buying Lewandowski's nonsense.