President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski looked to temper speculation surrounding revelations about a meeting held at Trump Tower during the campaign with Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer, saying on Sunday that “great” Russian spies would not have set up the meeting.

“If the Russians were going to hack the U.S. election system, the spies, the great spies of Russia, Vladimir Putin, the former head of the KGB, is he going to reach out to some television or movie producer talent, put it in a public email system, and then bring as many people as humanly possible to a meeting in Trump Tower?” Lewandowski asked Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“This is how the Russian government works? I don’t think so,” he added.

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Lewandowski’s comments come as the White House deals with fallout from the meeting between Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, which was pitched to him as a meeting where he would receive damaging information about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance Melania Trump puzzles with 'I really don't care' jacket Grassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after critical IG report MORE.

Reports surfaced Friday saying there were at least eight people present in the meeting, including Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Putin was not the head of the KGB, but rather the director of the Federal Security Service, which is the successor to the KGB.