ABC News reports that CNN's Corey Lewandowski is back working on the Trump Campaign. Although, many people might believe that he never left.
CNN hired the former Trump thug after he was "fired" by Trump. While Lewandowski appeared on CNN, he was still be paid by the Trump campaign. While most though this was highly unethical, CNN boss Jeff Zucker seemed to have no problem with that arrangement.
Now, it appears that Lewandowski is back working for Trump, this time while drawing a CNN paycheck.
ABC News reports that Lewandowski is back in the fold, according to multiple campaign sources. They describe Lewandowski’s relationship with the candidate as “stronger than ever.”
Each day, Trump wakes up, usually in his Fifth Avenue penthouse, and has a routine round of calls, sources say, that includes his campaign leadership (which has changed in recent weeks), his children, some close allies and someone else quite frequently: Lewandowski.
“They talk almost every day,” one senior level campaign staffer said, requesting anonymity.
Lewandowski declined to comment to ABC News, citing his contractual obligations to his new employer, CNN. In an email, the network said he has an exclusive contract with CNN and would not be available to comment. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Appearing last week on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper was asked that very question. “So he works for you guys,” Colbert said, meaning CNN. “Does he still get any money from the Trump people at the same time? “
Cooper said, “I believe – I read he gets a continuing severance payment from the Trump campaign,” Cooper responded.
“So y’all are paying him and Trump is paying him, but he’s on your show doing analysis for a man he still gets cash from?” Colbert followed up.
“Pretty much,” Cooper said. “Yeah, I guess that’s one way to look at it.”
It was embarrassing moment, but more importantly it was embarrassing for CNN, something Jeff Zucker does not seem to understand or care.