Corey Lewandowski on Rob Porter Domestic Abuse Scandal at White House: ‘Somebody Knew’


Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN’s New Day on Monday, and the former Trump campaign manager said that somebody in the White House knew about ousted aide Rob Porter’s history of domestic abuse.

Speaking on the downgraded security clearance of White House official Jared Kushner, Lewandowski said that “we saw a problem in the White House a few months back where an individual who shouldn’t have been there continued to have access to information. And that was a failure somewhere.”

“Who are you talking about?” CNN’s Chris Cuomo pressed.

“Rob Porter,” Lewandowski replied, referring to the senior White House aide who resigned from the administration last month after both his ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse.

“Do you think [Chief of Staff John] Kelly knew about that?” Cuomo asked.

“I don’t know,” Lewandowski replied, to which Cuomo shot back “how do you not know, it’s not like somebody said he had traffic tickets.”

“No Chris, somebody knew,” Lewandowski conceded. “The question was what did they know and how soon did they know it.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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