After watching former FBI director James Comey play politics, admit to leaking information to the press, and admit that he over-stepped his authority on numerous occasions, it’s no surprise to learn that Cory Lewandowski sees him as part of the “deep state.”
The Blaze reports:
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, re-emerged Friday to call fired FBI Director James Comey “the deep state” in Washington, D.C.
“He is the deep state in Washington that is everything that is wrong. He admitted under oath that he gave his contemporaneous notes to a law professor,” Lewandowski told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos during an interview Friday on “Good Morning America.”
The conspiratorial “deep state” is a vague phrase used to identify a group of frustrated employees within the intelligence community who are allegedly working to covertly manipulate government policy and undermine elected and appointed political figures.
Lewandowski’s comments were in reference to Comey’s admission before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday that he leaked a memo to “a close friend” — later determined to be Columbia University professor Dan Richman — detailing a conversation he had with President Donald Trump.
“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
The former FBI director said he decided to leak the memos of his interactions with the president after Trump tweeted that he may have tapes of his conversations with Comey.
“My judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square,” Comey explained, “so I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter.”
This is part of the swamp that President Trump has vowed to drain, and that can’t happen soon enough.