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Corey Lewandowski: Cambridge Analytica ‘Pitched Me Three Times’ and I Said No

On Meet the Press this morning, Corey Lewandowski briefly addressed Cambridge Analytica and its role in the Trump campaign.

The Trump-linked data firm has come under serious scrutiny in the past week for obtaining user data and for an undercover exposé revealing some stunning comments from company executives.

Chuck Todd told Lewandowski, “I know it wasn’t until very late that you finally approved that contract, I believe.”

Lewandowski jumped in to claim this timeline of events:

“I never approved Cambridge Analytica’s contract. They did not work for the campaign when I was the manager, so we have to be clear about that. They pitched me three times, three times I said no. They did not come to the campaign until after I left.”

As for Steve Bannon‘s ties (, Lewandowski said he only knew Bannon had a “role,” but said “it didn’t impact my decision.”

Watch above, via NBC.

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