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Corey Lewandowski, Former Trump Campaign Manager, Leaves CNN

Lewandowski's stay at CNN began days after he left the Trump campaign in June
By The News · 11 of November 2016 18:18:06
Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski stands next to Donald Trump during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida, Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (L) stands next to Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida, in this file photo taken March 15, 2016. Lewandowski was arrested in Florida on Tuesday and charged with simple battery for intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, police records show. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/Files, photo: Reuters/Joe Skipper/File

NEW YORK — CNN says Corey Lewandowski, who served a brief, stormy stint as CNN commentator after being fired as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has resigned from the network.

CNN spokeswoman Barbara Levin says the resignation Friday afternoon is effective immediately.

Lewandowski’s stay at CNN began days after he left the Trump campaign in June. It stirred debate over whether political insiders hired as network on-air contributors are more loyal to the politicians they once worked for than the network and its viewers.

Lewandowski had stayed in close touch with Trump while at CNN, leading to speculation since Trump’s victory this week that he might take a role in the new administration. Earlier on Friday, he was seen arriving at Trump Tower, where the president-elect was holding transition meetings.

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