Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was interviewed Saturday night where he took Trump’s accusations of wiretapping a step further.
Lewandowski, who now has a lobbying firm and conservative network OANN, claimed on Fox News without offering evidence that the Obama administration also listened in on conversations between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak last year.
“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?”
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro appeared surprised by Lewandowski’s statement and said, “Woah, woah, woah.”
“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 first national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“I’m talking about Jeff Sessions,” Lewandowski responded.
“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. They were monitoring when a United States senator was having a private conversation, is what I understand. And if that is the case that’s very concerning. And so is it possible that the previous administration was listening to the conversations that took place in Trump Tower?”
Lewandowski did not cite specific evidence or reports to back up the claim.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 5, 2017