Corey Lewandowski, who was fired earlier this year as the campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, resigned his position at CNN on Friday amid speculation he will serve in the Trump administration.
A CNN spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that Lewandowski had left the network, effective immediately.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (L) looks on as Trump speaks about the results of the Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri primary elections during a news conference held at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. on March 15, 2016.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, left, after speaking at a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa.
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Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, center, pauses while speaking during a news conference with his son Eric Trump, center right, and Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Trump, center left, at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Billionaire Trump fell short of his goal of winning the two key states he needed to clear most of the Republican presidential field, securing a huge victory in Florida to knock out Senator Marco Rubio while losing Ohio to Governor John Kasich.
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In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., as campaign manager Corey Lewandowski listens at left. Trumpâs penchant for encouraging rivalries and pitting even those closest to him against each other is roiling his Republican presidential campaign as he plunges into the general election. The tensions boiled over last week with the abrupt ouster of political director Rick Wiley, who left the campaign after just six weeks.
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Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski waits for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to arrive for a rally at a car dealership in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. October 15, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski walks a rope line as the candidate signs autographs during a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y.
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Eric Trump, center, and his wife Lara Yunaska listen as Eric's father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at a New York primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York. At left is campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (C) is seen allegedly grabbing the arm of reporter Michelle Fields in this still frame from video taken March 8, 2016 and released by the Jupiter Police Department March 29, 2016. Lewandowski, 42, was arrested in Florida on Tuesday and charged with battery, police records show.
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Media critics skewered the cable news network for hiring the political operative, especially when it was revealed he was still accepting payments from the Trump campaign while serving as a political analyst.
A list of officials being considered for senior positions inside the White House was published by the Daily Caller on Thursday night. According to the list, Lewandowski was being considered for the positions of deputy chief of staff for planning and senior adviser to the president.