Controversial former Trump campaign manager's next move is running a consulting firm a block away from the White House

Corey Lewandowski, the controversial former campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, announced Wednesday he is opening a political consulting firm down the block from the White House.

The former campaign manager and CNN contributor announced the launch of Avenue Strategies, which opened Wednesday, and will be joined by Barry Bennett, a Trump senior adviser who was formerly retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's campaign manager.

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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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"I will always be President-elect Trump's biggest supporter," Lewandowski said in the news release. "After considering multiple opportunities within the administration, I informed him and his team I think I can best help him outside the formal structure of the government. I very much look forward to doing that every day."

The group's stated goal is to "ensure the president-elect's agenda is achieved."

It will be located at 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, right down the street from the White House.

Politico reported Tuesday that Lewandowski was not expected to be included in the first wave of White House jobs.

Lewandowski was originally let go by the Trump campaign after it went into a tailspin in early June, following a lengthy power struggle with then-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, as well as a controversy surrounding his grabbing of a then-Breitbart News reporter at a Trump event.

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