Corey Lewandowski (Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich)

Corey Lewandowski, one of Trump's former campaign managers, could be joining the White House next week

Lewandowski could be pegged next week to help in the White House's war room designed to combat the Russia scandal


Taylor Link
May 27, 2017 5:59PM (UTC)

Hearing whispers of a possible impeachment, the White House looks to be turning to Corey Lewandowski, the once-fired campaign manager of President Donald Trump, to help the administration deal with the ever-growing Russia scandal.

The New York Times reported Friday that Lewandowski is expected this week to join the "war room" the White House has set up to counter the bombshell stories and damning narrative coming out of the media.

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Lewandowski has been a free agent since the loyal Trump adviser left his lobbying firm earlier this month after it was accused of selling Lewandowski's access to the Oval Office. Lewandowski was fired from the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016 after he assaulted a reporter trying to ask the then-presidential candidate a question.

The White House is clearly desperate to combat the negative coverage it has received surrounding the Russia investigation. A White House source told The Times that there is new urgency after the Justice Department appointed special council to oversee the Russia probe.

Lewandowski is known as a ruthless political operative who brazenly lies to defend the president.

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Asawin Suebsaeng, a Washington-based reported for the Daily Beast, said on Twitter Saturday that Lewandowski could be the biggest liar in "Trumpian politics."

The White House sure could use somebody adept at deflecting from self-inflicted mistakes. Since Trump fired his former FBI Director, James Comey, the White House has wallowed in a flood of leaks. From Trump telling Russian officials that the firing of Comey relieved pressure from the investigation to adviser Jared Kushner being caught seeking shady backchannel communications with the Russians, the White House is apparently stacking the war room with enough lawyers and spin doctors it can find in order to withstand impeachment for as long as possible.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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