President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski looked to temper speculation surrounding revelations about a meeting held at Trump Tower during the campaign with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump visits Virginia golf club Dem rep: Kushner ‘lied’, should be investigated Meet Trump's new communications director MORE 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 Rodham ClintonSchumer: Dems, not Russia, are to blame for loss to Trump Dem rep: Kushner ‘lied’, should be investigated Scaramucci deleting old tweets to avoid 'distraction' 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.