Loyal American and discharged-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told a group of people at George Washington University that he hoped anybody who had done anything inappropriate, with respect to Russian interference in the 2016 election, would go to jail for the rest of their lives. Fellow Kossack Sunbro found this wonderous link, and made the comment, “I assume he includes in that statement his buddy, Trump? (ha ha ha)” Talking Points Memo:
“I think if anybody, and I’ve said this, if Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, or Rick Gates or Carter Page, or anybody else attempted to influence the outcome of the U.S. election through any means that’s inappropriate — through collusion, coordination, or cooperation — I hope they go to jail for the rest of their lives,” Lewandowsi said, as quoted by the Washington Examiner.
Lewandowski is a well-known rival of Manafort’s, who replaced him at the top of Trump’s campaign with the title of chairman. Eventually, Manafort was himself replaced by Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway, who would both go on to accompany Trump to the White House.
Lewandowski, who remains an ally of Trump’s, also defended the President against allegations that he knew of Russian efforts to aid his campaign, saying he was with Trump “18 hours a day, seven days a week for 18 months,” and “never ever ever did I hear him say, utter, insinuate anything to do with Russia.”
Then again, Lewandowski also denied knowledge of the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., several top campaign officials and Russian figures promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of a Kremlin effort to aid Trump’s campaign. Lewandowski was still campaign manager at the time of that meeting.
With respect to the now-famous meeting, Lewandowski affirms the Sgt. Schultz defense, “He knew nothing, nothing,” of any meeting. Amazing how these key players in the Trump organization are continually left in the dark, like poor Mike Pence, who also knows nothing about Trump Russia. Speaking of Mike Pence, he was over at the UN today quoting John F. Kennedy, seriously. Kennedy said, “The UN must not become a forum for invective.” Pence was castigating the Human Rights Council for not being that, but being anti-Semitic. For a KKK-er like Pence, this is really rich.