Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s successful one-time campaign manager who later served as a CNN contributor for some time in 2016, is betting his former candidate will beat his former network in the larger looming war between the president and CNN.
“You know, Matt, I was there when we turned the lights on for the presidential campaign when they told us that Donald Trump didn’t have a chance, that he’d never win,” Lewandowski said on Breitbart News Saturday on Saturday morning on SiriusXM 125, the Patriot Channel. “And he said, ‘never give up.’ I think I would never bet against Donald Trump. He is a winner at everything he’s tried to accomplish, whether that’s in the literary world, the television world, whether it’s in cut-throat New York real estate business. I would never count him out. At the end of the day, the fight that he has ongoing with CNN is holding CNN accountable and my guess is their ratings will continue to fall because if you look at the public polling people no longer believe that they are an unbiased news source. Their bias—particularly, look, I saw Jim Acosta’s Tweet just two days ago when he said the president was only taking questions from friendly reporters to the White House. Well, I don’t think Hallie Jackson of NBC and MSNBC is a friendly reporter to the White House. This is, once again, CNN not trying to report the news but to be the news. And I think at the end of the day they will lose.”
Not only is CNN at war with President Trump and the American electorate’s choice for president, Lewandowski noted, but the deep state of entrenched officials in Washington—as detailed by a newly published Senate Homeland Security Committee report—is trying to undermine the administration with leaks as well.
“There’s no question that Jim Comey leaked information that he obtained while he was still the director of the FBI,” Lewandowski said, reacting to the new explosive report from the Homeland Security Committee. “If you look at the FBI’s manual that they sign, their employment agreement, it says you will not give up any information you obtain while you were employed or while you were employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jim Comey is clearly part of the deep state. He is somebody who had access to information that he was not man enough to give directly to the media so he leaked it through a law professor that he knew would do this for him. But the bottom line is Jim Comey should be held accountable. He signed an employment agreement when he joined the FBI that said he would not disclose any information he received while he was either employed or after he was employed [for information] he received during his employment. He has clearly broken that. He has admitted to it publicly. The question is how many other times has Jim Comey leaked information? Was this the first time or was it a pattern? I think he needs to be held accountable and potentially prosecuted for the leaking of information because the deep state is very real and Jim Comey is at the head of that.”
Originally published by Breitbart.