The Atlantic reports:
Soon after the November election, a business colleague of Donald Trump’s close ally Corey Lewandowski offered a whistleblower and convicted ex-banker an expensive deal: In exchange for a $300,000 fee up front—plus another $1 million if successful—the two men would push the then-president for a pardon, according to the ex-banker and an associate who heard the pitch.
Brad Birkenfeld, whose exposure of tax-evasion schemes yielded billions of dollars for U.S. coffers, told me he received this offer in person from Lewandowski’s colleague Jason Osborne. In a later phone call with a second Birkenfeld associate, Lewandowski upped the initial fee to $500,000 and boasted that he was meeting with Trump the next day to discuss pardons, Birkenfeld told me.
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Great story by Peter Stone on Corey Lewandowski’s $1 million pitch to secure a pardon https://t.co/23uKhMqTwR
— Ben Wieder (@benbwieder) February 10, 2021
Corey Lewandowski allegedly wanted a $300,000 fee up front—plus another $1 million if successful—in exchange for helping a government whistleblower win a pardon from the former president. https://t.co/Pfy1SII3fl
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) February 10, 2021