Here's the vid—Lewandowski just said the feds eavesdropped on an office meeting btwn Sessions and the Russian Amb. pic.twitter.com/7cU8zobTYg— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 5, 2017
Just hours after President Donald Trump, without providing any evidence, accused former President Barack Obama and his administration of tapping his phone calls, his former campaign manager also decided to add to his baseless claims.
Corey Lewandowski, who now works as a political commentator and owns a lobbying firm, told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that not only had the former president listened in on Trump's conversations, he also eavesdropped on then-Sen. Jeff Sessions' conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
"What we've seen from the previous administration was that they did spend time listening to conversations between then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and the ambassador to Russia while he was in his U.S. senate office," Lewandowski claimed. "What other conversations did they listen in on from the American public?"
"Woah, woah, woah," interrupted Pirro, visibly taken aback.
"You're saying that they were listening to conversations between then-Sen. Sessions and the Russian ambassador Kislyak? Or are you talking about Mike Flynn and Kislyak?" she asked, referring to Trump's former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, who stepped down from his position amid controversy that he discussed changes in sanctions with Kislyak even before Trump took office.
"I'm talking about Jeff Sessions," Lewandowski clarified. "Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions met with the ambassador one time during the Republican National Convention, but more importantly, the second time that he met with him was in the United States Senate office."
However, just like his former boss, the conservative commentator failed to provide any evidence to back up his claims.
Although if his accusations are to believed, Obama spent a better part of his presidency listening in on people's phone conversations instead of, you know, working on important things — like Obamacare, for instance.
The accusations from both Trump and Lewandowski come after a Washington Post report revealed Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador Kislyak twice during the 2016 presidential campaign but failed to disclose this piece of information during his Senate confirmation hearing.
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