Lewandowski Wildly Contradicts Himself On Manafort

Lewandowski is literally blaming the FBI for not warning Trump about Manafort. Check out the twisting.

Via Mediaite:

“He came on to the campaign in a very limited capacity, to help us find delegates,” Lewandowski said of Manafort, who was hired by the Trump campaign as chairman.

But when Fox News’s Steve Doocy asked if federal authorities are supposed to alert presidential campaigns that their staffers are under investigation, Lewandowski changed his tune on Manafort’s prominence in the campaign.

He replied that Manafort “joined the campaign in a high-profile capacity,” and that “you would think, just from a security standpoint, [the FBI] would brief the campaign and say ‘look, we’ve got some concerns about this person.’”

  • Boreal
    • Anastasia Beaverhousen
      • another_steve

        Trumpocoulrophobia: The fear of Trump clowns.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Is that like the fear of dark darkness?

      • RobynWatts

        The Incredible Bunk!!!

      • FAEN

        But from what to what?

        • customartist

          From President to Pence Pardonee

      • fahvel

        ok, but which way is the ahole changing? A putain clown of evil is easy but a psychpopath with a life time of practice is,,,,, oh hell, he’s easy too so, no difference.

    • Gustav2

      Many exurban and rural white believed and voted for him.

      • another_steve

        They also believe in ghosts and ESP.

        • Blackfork

          And Alex Jones.

      • Steve Alcock

        flat earthers

    • kaydenpat

      His hair is improving.

      • Todd20036

        So is his complexion

        • kaydenpat

          He’s actually white.

  • Smokey

    “He came on to the campaign in a very limited capacity, to help us find deplorables.”
    Fixed it.

    • Gustav2

      And was such a lowly staffer, he became the campaign chairman, ran the convention, while changing the Party Platform to be pro-Russia!

      • Ann Kah

        Yes, that party platform thing…why weren’t all the right questions asked way back then?

        • Gustav2

          Only Democrats asked the questions

  • JW Swift

    Wow. That’s really talking out of your ass, bigly, right there

  • HZ81

    I believe this guy can be hypnotized with a laser-pointer just as any house cat could, so I am not surprised. 🙂

    • kanehau

      You can borrow my 2 watt laser. Sets things on fire 75 feet away.

      • Bad Tom

        I Am Impressed!

        Lasers are cool. I have a 5 milliwatt HeNe. It won’t set anything on fire, although you still shouldn’t look into it.

        What kind is yours?

        • kanehau

          I’ve numerous lasers, ranging the color spectrum. My 2 watt is a royal blue diode laser.

          At the astronomical observatory I’m at we use 6 watt sodium ion lasers for our adaptive optics and artificial guide stars.

          I’ve been a laser junkie since I was a young kid.

          • Bad Tom

            I knew the artificial star lasers had to be fairly potent to maintain visibility into the upper atmosphere. Gas lasers scale up pretty well. Twenty years ago I read of carbon dioxide lasers in the 50k watt range. I didn’t know that diode lasers were powerful enough to get to 2 watts.

            I have a UV diode array that puts out 1 watt, but it’s not coherent light. It’s used for curing UV sensitive optical cement. It doesn’t even look that bright (use the goggles, Tom!) since almost all the emission is not in visible light.
            ——-
            A 100 watt incandescent bulb puts out about 2 watts of light, spread over a sphere. A 2 watt laser puts that light into a small dot.

          • kanehau

            Actually, diode lasers can get quite powerful. Cheap green laser pointers actually use IR lasers and a frequency shifting crystal to move the IR into the green spectrum. Because the crystal absorbs quite a bit, the IR laser has to be quite powerful (usually 1 to 5 watts).

            Tearing appart a cheap green laser pointer can result in an extremely high power invisible laser (very dangerous).

          • Bad Tom

            Ya learn something new every day on JMG!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I’m craving a pretzel for some reason.

  • bkmn

    Rule #1 – Trump takes credit for anything good that happens
    Rule #2 – Trump is never responsible when bad things happen

    • kanehau

      I believe that, technically, those two should be reversed.

      • clay

        That’s because you were raised right.

  • Blackfork

    Hmm. “High profile” and “limited capacity”. Describes Lewandowski pretty much.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    You know the old saying…If it wasn’t for double standards, Republicans wouldn’t have any standards at all.

  • Butch

    I guess it’s a little off topic, but I had one of those “do you even read your own stuff?” moments this morning concerning a piece on the NBC news website by Jonathan Allen with a heading that begins “Trump has trouble staying focused.” Does anyone else see what drove me crazy about this paragraph?
    “The immediate question is whether Trump, a master of messaging, can keep himself and his allies focused on policy goals while the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia intensifies.”

  • Joe in PA

    Clowns talking to clowns. Good grief…I am not clicking on that. Ugh.

    But to Steve Douchie’s point, the Trump campaign DID get some pretty high level (Obama AND Yates) advice on Flynn…AND THEY DID NOTHING.

  • Tawreos

    How is the campaign chairman position a limited capacity job? Of course he supports a man that will blame everyone else for any problems the country goes through because the presidency is a limited capacity position.

    • Bad Tom

      Well, this President is of limited capacity.

  • clay

    And when the Acting Attorney General (you know, Dept. Head of the FBI) said that very thing about Flynn? Yates was immediately dismissed ignored by the Trump administration (until she acted on her own legal expertise in not defending the indefensible, and then . . . immediately dismissed by the Trump administration)!

    • Joe in PA

      Teeheehee…different President. When they told Trump it took MONTHS.

      (OBE’d) 🙂

      • clay

        Obama did act more quickly than Trump, and in the correct direction. Turmp is slow and backwards.

    • Joe in PA

      Hey wait a sec, you changed your comment. 🙂

      • clay

        I had to, for clarity and accuracy. I left enough to show my initial mistake, and to make Turmp’s reaction at least as bad.

        • Joe in PA

          No worries friend, I got it.

  • Michael R

    Thanks male Kellyanne

  • Gustav2

    Manafort was such a lowly staffer he kicked you to the curb and took your job.

    • clay

      all over Hope Hick’s sex partner (whoever that is).

      • Gustav2

        And the FBI should have told the whole world about a FISA warrant!

        LOL

  • another_steve

    They’re all just making shit up at this point. They’re panicking.

    The deplorables have tuned out.

    Politics bores them.

  • Bluto
  • Joe in PA

    Maybe it’s just me…but the chyron smacks of “big bad government or jack-booted thugs”.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/554ccde922cd9f102f181faa0c58382cfd9b46ed7a98a9318b6cb04a9568dbe1.png

  • LovesIrony

    and the bobble heads bobbled

  • worstcultever

    FBI, Schmef-BI. We all know it’s really HILLARY McSQUIRREL who inserted all those Russian moles into Donald’s innocent & patriotic campaign!

    • clay

      The anti-Woman coalition are calling it “Hillary’s Russian Dossier”, rather than “Fusion GPS’s Steele Dossier”.

      • Todd20036

        deflection is all they have

        • Bad Tom

          They seem convinced deflection will work in court.

  • joe ho

    The real problem is approaching–as the Trump team goes full authoritarian creating a constitutional crisis.

    The right-wing media machine and some in congress are already pushing the narrative that a president can’t be charged with obstruction of justice for discharging his duty, that the investigation needs to be shut down and blanket pardons are in order to put this all behind us for the good of the country.

    • clay

      Joe Ho, we’re already in a Constitutional Crisis. The resolution might get very messy, but it is necessary. The right-wing media machine and some in Congress are already pushing that Mueller’s entire investigation is contaminated with Hillary, due to her Russian Dossier. They don’t claim that it’s for the good of the country.

      • Natty Enquirer

        There is wrangling and there has obviously been wrongdoing, but I don’t see that we are at crisis just yet. Maybe if Trump fires Mueller or other Justice personnel.

        • clay

          We’re in a Constitutional crisis because the results of the election are still in question and we have no clearly lined out way to resolve it. We’re in a Constitutional crisis because the number of ineligible electors who voted for Turmp were greater than the margin between the candidates and we have no clearly lined out way to resolve it. We’re in a Constitutional crisis because of foreign meddling in the campaigns and none of the three branches are doing anything to prevent it from happening again next year.

          • The_Wretched

            ^a yup

    • Gustav2
      • Todd20036

        Trump said the same thing.

        • clay

          Manafort and Stone worked for Nixon.

    • lymis

      Obstructing justice is NOT part of discharging one’s duty.

    • Jeffg166

      The majority of the country who didn’t vote for trump isn’t going to rally around him to save his fat ass to give tax cuts to the rich.

      • joe ho

        the majority of the country will be sitting on the couch watching the kardashians and reality tv.

  • Kelly Lape

    LOL – It didn’t work with Flynn, only a moron would think it would’ve worked with anyone else… oh wait…

  • Kelly Lape

    “He came on to the campaign in a very limited capacity, to help us find delegates,” – in fact Manafort was so incompetent he replaced Lewindowski. See the “cream” does rise to the top.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Also IDIOT Carter Page on Chris Hayes last night

    https://twitter.com/BookofJonah/status/925171342088945664

    • kaydenpat

      A true idiot. Doesn’t know when to shut the hell up.

    • GayOldLady

      His top lip was covered in sweat and he stammered throughout the interview. He’s not very good at defending himself and if he had a lick of sense he’d STFU before he talks himself into prison.

      • another_steve

        There’s something seriously wrong with that boy. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but perhaps people reading here who specialize in cognitive and behavioral disorders can.

        • Ann Kah

          Terminal naïveté?

        • NedFlaherty

          Carter Page is an egocentric child who lights up whenever all the attention in the room turns to him. In any 3rd grade classroom, most students don’t like having to speak in front of everyone, but there’s usually one child who just glows and radiates from getting all the attention, and won’t shut up, and has to be pulled off stage in overtime. That’s Carter Page, all grown up, except not.

      • lymis

        Ah, he knows he’s on the chopping block. I’m guessing he’s trying to wrangle for a pardon once it happens.

      • Ann Kah

        He doesn’t have a lick of sense. He is exactly the kind of person who could be recruited by the Russians and would do whatever they asked – without ever realizing that was what was happening.

      • Gerry Fisher

        We have bigger fish to fry

    • Todd20036

      Trump isn’t the only one who cannot keep his mouth shut.
      But I suspect he is saying stuff Mueller already knows.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m sure Page and Sessions are two of the other 4 sealed indictments.

    • Ann Kah

      He sounded exactly like he did when he grudgingly admitted he “might have” met a Russian operative in Cleveland. He is good at neither lying nor at telling the truth.

    • Nowhereman

      I saw that. It was bizarre. And that picture is curious–is that the FBI agents searching his house while he’s on TV? And that would be really really funny.

  • kaydenpat

    Dang!! They’re horrible at lying. Lol. Mueller is gonna get them and good.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      When you are lying for Jebus, special magic kicks in, and all decent Christians will believe you.

      • Todd20036

        yeah, that seems to be the case

  • leo77

    Josh Marshall points outs at TPM it had been decades since Manafort had been directly involved in a political convention, I believe it was the Ford campaign that he worked for. The idea he was valuable to the Trump campaign for the role of rousting delegates in 2016 is patently ridiculous. He clearly was brought in for other purposes.

    • clay

      Now, now, just because it’s patently ridiculous doesn’t mean it wasn’t Turmp’s reasoning.

    • lymis

      That, or, they specifically hired him to remind the people who were already paid off by Russia that they were expected to pony up.

  • alc2018
  • Rex

    Since it worked so well for Kevin Spacy, Lewandowski should just come out as stupid.

    • jmax

      That would be like Liberace coming out as gay. Isn’t it already obvious? 🙂

  • Todd20036

    It’s getting to a point where the regime has ZERO proof of innocence, nor can the question any of the proof towards their guilt.
    They’re trying to deflect with Clinton even though they have nothing on her, and frankly, they know that they have nothing on Obama, either.
    Their base cannot believe that their “godly” president is going down the toilet so they will believe any lie the Nazis cough up.
    Meanwhile, the people who thought they were voting for a pro business, lower tax republican, are frustrated that Trump cannot even pass shit even with a republican Congress and senate.

  • Boreal

    Last night was the first time since November 8 that I watched TV news and Rachel Maddow.

    • GayOldLady

      Did you enjoy it? I thought it was a good show.

      • Boreal

        Yes and no. I’ve always liked Rachel but hate hearing the words President tRump. Still she said what I was thinking that if no one knew about them flipping Papadopoulos, then who else is talking and how much does Mueller really have. Also that he kept everything secret has to be driving the trumpanzees crazy. That gave me a bit of hope.

    • Ann Kah

      Rachel keeps me sane. But I can’t stand to read the newspapers any more.

  • safari
    • clay

      “He and his brother could drain the swamp” . . . then too bad we didn’t get their candidate as president? . . . yet his brother isn’t indicated? . . . does Tumrp not know that “yet” indicates opposition rather than agreement?

    • Tawreos

      He is right for once. His fake news is weak.

    • FAEN

      You’re a fucking loser and a fucking moron Cheeto!

      • Todd20036

        I doubt he does much fucking these days.

        • FAEN

          We’re all happy about that.

          • nocadrummer

            Probably not nearly as happy as Melania.

          • FAEN

            Ain’t that the truth!

          • FAEN

            You’re a drummer with facial hair! WOOF!!

          • nocadrummer

            (not a drummer, but a “Mr. Drummer”, as in the old leather magazine – quite a few of us had/have facial and chest hair.)

          • FAEN

            And I appreciate the facial and chest hair 😈

    • DoctorDJ

      What F*&^ing planet is he on?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Planet Un-Claire.

        • M Jackson

          He’s in his own private Idaho.

      • Jeffg166

        Youranus.

    • Danieruw

      Living in Confusion

  • AlternativeQuacks
  • Ninja0980

    He is twisting himself into knots here.

  • AdamTh

    So… The standard is now whether or not the FBI might have “some concerns” about a person? We are headed toward a police state. SS Chief Himmler would be proud, maybe even envious…..

  • zherazhera

    Not even the tRump campaign was dumb enough to hire a chairman in a “very limited capacity”. What would be the point of that?

  • worstcultever

    Look at that manly MAGA mug. Just a reminder, this is the guy who physically assaults girl reporters. Because I guess there were no guy reporters around to assault.

    God these people make me physically ill. Would love to see this asshole on Mueller’s list somewhere.

    • Friday’s_cat

      No guy reporters or afraid they might clock him?

  • Gene Perry
    • The_Wretched

      Still do. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a meaner, dumber idiot. At some point though, the stupidity olympics doesn’t really matter and all that I care about is the harms yall done to the US and the people who live here.

      • jerry

        Yeah, I didn’t think any president in my lifetime could make W look smart…makes me wonder what the GOP will pull out next to top Trump.

        • Cipher

          My wager: Roy Moore.

          • jerry

            As hateful and loathing as Moore is, I think he still speaks and writes above a 3rd-grade level. He’s an idiot, but probably not down to Trump’s level yet.

          • Bad Tom

            As far as we know, Moore isn’t literally demented.

          • jmax

            He’s an Evangelical. If that isn’t demented, I don’t know what is.

          • Jeffg166

            Roy Moore’s evil twin.

    • lymis

      On occasion, I wonder what history would have to say about Dubya if 911 hadn’t happened and/or he’d had a different Grand Vizier (I mean, Vice President.)

      • BobSF_94117

        If it hadn’t been 9/11, it would have been something. Dubya entered office with Iraq in his sights.

        • LeeCMH

          Luckily, the Iraqis “shoe’ed” him away.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Holy cow. This could progress very, very fast indeed.

    https://twitter.com/Susan_Hennessey/status/925064140670021632

  • Tomcat

    If the FBI were to tell trump not to do business with criminals the entire trump campaign would have come to a screeching halt.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Manny, we hardly knew ye.

    • Snarkaholic

      Oh, Manny boy
      The clink is calling
      From Muellers men, and there’s no place to hide
      The jig is up, the dominoes are fallin’
      It’s you, it’s you in jail because you lied.

  • John

    Wow, they are really trying to throw everybody under the bus. I hope that other Trump followers are paying attention. He’ll toss anyone aside who threatens his money.

  • obarthelemy

    It’s 100% obvious Manafort will be pardoned. If he’s 1% as intelligent and Machiavellian as he’s supposed to be, he knows he had to get dirt on Trump first and foremost as protection.

    • Cipher

      The timing of a pardon will be critical. If pardoned, he cannot take the 5th Amendment because he is no longer in jeopardy of prosecution/conviction.

      • Bad Tom

        Trump isn’t very good at thinking through the consequences of his actions.

        • Cipher

          Truer words do not exist. LOL. Something about this week’s Tweetstorm tells me that the President knows what is coming next and it Yuuuge!

    • lymis

      A pardon would only keep him from prison. It would not keep him from testifying.

    • Ann Kah

      If pardoned it’ll only get him off federal charges. The NY attorney-general will then step in and file state charges instead.

  • Cipher

    Corey says: “Listen, it takes two to collude: (1) our campaign to engage in collusion; and (2) the Obama FBI to *allow us* to collude.”

  • JAKvirginia

    The Buck Stops…. OVER THERE!!

  • GayOldLady

    Corey Lewandowski WAS the SENIOR Official that Papadopolous emailed:

    Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was the
    “high-ranking campaign official” former campaign adviser George
    Papadopoulos emailed about arranging a meeting between Trump and Russian
    President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported late Monday.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-lewandowski-was-trump-official-papadopoulos-emailed-russia-trip

    • Cipher

      Merry Arrestivus! Coming again for Corey by December? Or will it be a New Guilty Plea Year in 2018?

      • GayOldLady

        I think before XMAS we will see Flynn, Flynn Jr, Felix Sater, Boris Ephystein, Stone, Jared, Bannon and Don Jr charged with something. This is going to be a combination of collusion with Russia to procure and publish Emails stolen by Russian hackers, Money laundering for Russians and various other RICO charges related to Trump’s involvement with Russian Oligarchs including Putin.

  • Charlie In SF

    It would not surprise me if it came out that Manafort was hired by Trump on Putin’s instructions.

    • I’m given to understand that Manafort sold himself, likely on Putin’s relayed instructions (via Derapaskov). One selling point was “I’ll work for your campaign for free.”

      Trump is incapable of turning away free shit.

  • “Why didn’t you stop us from hiring Manafort, who’d had a personal and business relationship with Mr. Trump dating back more than a decade and who lived in Trump’s home building?”

  • Hank

    Lewandowski…. and anyone on Faux News: Razzle Dazzle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByeXMGqapnU

    • lymis

      Given how good Trump is at ACTUALLY shifting people’s attention, it’s more “the old fizzle drizzle.”

  • architect_tim

    What a train wreck. Sally Yates informed 45 that Flynn was being compromised by the Russians and he did NOTHING. The insanity of what they do and what the say is unreal.

    • Ann Kah

      He did nothing…but probably thought that “somebody” should do something without realizing that he was the somebody-in-chief.

  • lymis

    ““you would think, just from a security standpoint, [the FBI] would brief the campaign and say ‘look, we’ve got some concerns about this person.’”

    And yet, when the acting Attorney General did just that about Flynn, SHE’S the one they fired.

  • Charles Nelson

    All Mafia ‘Don’s should be immediately informed by the FBI when their henchmen are being investigated.

  • Xuuths

    Yes, being briefed by the president of the United States (Obama) somehow wasn’t warning enough for tRUMP.

  • Hue-Man

    NYT today:
    Indicted on federal charges, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman is also under investigation in New York for his real estate and business activities.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/business/trump-manafort-pardon-new-york-state-vance.html?emc=edit_th_20171031&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=4646989

  • JWC

    says who says who??

  • justmeeeee

    He came on in a limited capacity, but then had you shit-canned, and his capacity became much less limited. Ain’t that right, Cory?

  • Barry William Teske

    Lol…like chickens with their heads cut off!

    https://youtu.be/H2cj0Ww-NUw

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey Corey, given your more than dubious record and your being the guy Papadapoulos called, I’d suggest you:

    A – Lawyer up
    B – Prepare to surrender yourself and…
    C – Lube up your asshole because you’re about to get royally fucked.

  • shellback

    I am absolutely flabbergasted – A nazi on Fox “News.” Oh, the humanity.

  • JCF
  • Richard

    Let the throwing under the bus games begin! Pass the popcorn !

  • Nowhereman

    Not only that, but Obama warned them about Mike Flynn, and they hired him anyway, and of course now they are blaming Obama for that mess too.

  • Gianni

    Nothing like seeing and hearing great minds at work.