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Corey Lewandowski Quits CNN

Resignation follows trip to Trump Tower
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Corey Lewandowski Quits CNN
Corey Lewandowski appears at a Trump campaign stop at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY earlier this year.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(Newser) – Corey Lewandowski's days as a TV talking head are over for now: CNN says the former Donald Trump campaign manager has resigned effective immediately. Lewandowski, who allegedly assaulted a Breitbart reporter earlier this year and was fired by the Trump campaign in June, was seen leaving Trump Tower hours before the resignation and there has been plenty of speculation that he might play a role in Trump's administration, USA Today reports.

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At CNN, where he continued to receive payments from the Trump campaign for months, Lewandowski was a controversial hire. He had signed a non-disclosure agreement that limited how much he could say about the campaign, but still provided plenty of pro-Trump commentary. "I don't think in January of 2015, when I signed on to become Donald Trump's campaign manager to lay the foundation, anybody thought at that time Donald Trump was going to be elected President of the United States tonight," he said during election night coverage. Fellow contributor Van Jones told him he was "being a horrible person" after they argued about Hillary Clinton's failure to speak that night. (Read more Corey Lewandowski stories.)

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