Lewandowski says Manafort should ‘go to jail' if he colluded with Russia

Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, said Paul Manafort and the president’s other associates should “go to jail for the rest of their lives” if they colluded with Russian officials during the elections.

Speaking at the George Washington University on Tuesday, Lewandowski responded to a CNN report that Manafort, who replaced him as campaign manager after he was fired in June 2016, was wiretapped under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants.

“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,” Lewandowski said, according to the Washington Examiner.

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He added, “It's very simple. Our election process is too serious, our democracy is too important to allow people to try and try and have influence from the outside for their own gain.”

In 2014, the FBI obtained a warrant to wiretap Manafort, who is at the center of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, CNN reported Tuesday.

A second warrant authorized the FBI to wiretap Manafort from 2016 to early 2017, during which he was in contact with Trump.

After Lewandowski was fired from Trump’s campaign, he served as a pundit for CNN before he left to co-found a consulting firm.

He also worked as a commentator for the pro-Trump channel One America News Network until he was fired and most recently named a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

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