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Lewandowski: Comey Is the 'Deep State,' Should Be Prosecuted

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Corey Lewandowski Friday called fired FBI Director James Comey the "deep state" and said he should face prosecution for leaking information about his meetings with President Donald Trump if he thought the president was trying to obstruct justice.

"He was the director of the FBI when these notes were taken and he's turned them over to a law professor to ensure The New York Times got that information," Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign director, told ABC's "Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos.

"If that's what he has done, if he continues to do this, if this is his pattern as the FBI director, he absolutely should have been fired. And if he is the chronic leaker, he should be potentially prosecuted for leaking the information."

Comey's leaks, Lewandowski also said, means he is the "deep state in Washington that is everything that is wrong."

Lewandowski, also said he does not know if there are tapes of Comey's meetings with Trump, as the president implied in a tweet shortly after he fired the FBI director.

"I don't work for the White House," Lewandowski said. "I worked for the campaign. I have no formal role in the building . . . I don't know if there are tapes. What we know for sure, what Jim Comey said yesterday the president has never been under investigation."

Stephanopoulos pointed out that Lewandowski believes some things Comey said, such as his comments about the president not being under investigation, but that he doesn't believe other comments, such as the president asking Comey for a loyalty pledge, but the former campaign manager said there are many things he does not believe.

"What I don't believe is Jim Comey who is the director of the FBI for the last five years says, 'I was so afraid because the president asked me to do something, I didn't know what to do,'" said Lewandowski.

"He was so shell-shocked, stunned, if you will, that the president said he hoped Comey would 'let it go' when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn," said Lewandowski.

"Nobody has ever been tried or convicted of hoping for something."

Further, if Comey thought there was a law broken, "he had an obligation, not only an obligation, a duty to report that to either the White House counsel, the attorney general, or the associated attorney general of the United States.

"He did none of those things and if he doesn't do that and knowingly conceals information of a crime, that is a felony punishable by three years in jail."

Lewandowski, appearing on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," also said Comey's timeline did not add up, and that he was not telling the truth about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"I'm an unapologetic supporter of the president to get his agenda done," said Lewandowski.

"What you have to understand, the president is the best messenger. What we saw yesterday, his attorney came out and said that the president has been vindicated by Jim Comey, reaffirming what everyone already knew — the president has never been under investigation of FBI in any way, shape or form."

Lewandowski also pointed out that Comey could not stand up to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as he is "as weak as he can be. I'm glad the president fired him. He is swamp creature. Everything is wrong with Washington. If he hadn't been fired, he should have been fired for leaking information."

Lewandowski also slammed Comey on NBC's "Today" show, saying he made "numerous mistakes" under oath.

Further, he said that Comey fed his notes to the media through a contact because "he wasn't man enough to give them to the media."

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Corey Lewandowski Friday called fired FBI Director James Comey the "deep state" and said he should face prosecution for leaking information about his meetings with President Donald Trump if he thought the president was trying to obstruct justice.
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