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Lewandowski: I Don’t Think There’s Any Reason to Pardon Paul Manafort

"I've never heard the president say that he had any interest in pardoning Paul Manafort for any of his crimes."

By NTK Staff | 11.27.2018 @2:00pm

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said that he did not believe former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort would be receiving a pardon from President Trump during an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.

The Guardian reported: “Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told,” on Tuesday.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Lewandowski about the Guardian‘s reporting and whether he was ever aware that Manafort had met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on several occasions.

“Yeah, Andrea I was never made been aware of that. I read about it today for the first time like everybody else,” Lewandowski said.

He added that he had no idea whether the Guardian‘s reporting was true, but said it wouldn’t surprise him if it was.

Mitchell then asked Lewandowski about the plea deal that Manafort reached with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has since been taken off the table after Manafort lied, according to Mueller. That’s an allegation that Manafort denied.

“Who do you think is telling the truth between Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort?” Mitchell asked.

“Well, look, if I had to put my money on one of those two, knowing Paul Manafort the way that I do, I’d probably put my money on the other side right now. Because Paul Manafort is a serial liar,” Lewandowski responded.

Lewandowski then said he believes that Manafort will spend the rest of his natural life in jail.

Mitchell followed up by asking Lewandowski whether he thinks Manafort should receive a presidential pardon.

“Look, I don’t think there’s any reason to pardon Paul Manafort. But it’s not my decision. It’s a decision the president will make,” he said.

Mitchell then asked Lewandowski if he thought Manafort was behaving this way because he knows that he will receive a pardon.

“I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s any safety net,” Lewandowski said. “There is no safety net that I know of. I’ve never heard the president say that he had any interest in pardoning Paul Manafort for any of his crimes.”

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