Corey Lewandowski resigns from CNN amid speculation he will serve in Trump White House

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.

Lewandowski joined CNN in June just three days after being fired by Trump.

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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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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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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.

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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.

CNN reported he was spotted outside of Trump Tower in New York City on Friday.

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