Lewandowski presses Sessions on FISA abuse probe: ‘What are we waiting for?’
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe problem with hindsight Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica met with Lewandowski before Trump campaign launch Trump-connected lobbyist working for Ukrainian opposition leader MORE says there is "no question" another special counsel should be appointed to investigate allegations of federal surveillance abuse against another former campaign adviser.

Lewandowski said Saturday on "Fox & Friends" that the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) "probably did not follow proper procedure" in procuring a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Paige as part of the federal Russia probe.


"If that is the case, then there is no question that an additional special counsel should be put in place to review this process and hold people accountable. This is absolutely imperative," Lewandowski said of alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a memo last month alleging that senior DOJ and FBI officials inappropriately used a piece of opposition research on President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE from the presidential race to get surveillance warrants on Page.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone FBI chief refuses to deny reports he threatened to resign amid pressure House Judiciary Chair expected to issue DOJ subpoena over Clinton emails as soon as this week MORE has asked the department's inspector general to investigate possible FISA abuse, stressing his confidence during a Fox News interview on Friday night that the watchdog was capable of handling the probe.

"Our Office of Inspector General has almost 500 employees, investigators and prosecutors, and they're going to work on this and get to the bottom of it," Sessions told Fox News's Tucker Carlson.

When pressed on whether a special prosecutor should carry out the investigation instead of the DOJ inspector general, Sessions said that "it could be one day that a special prosecutor would be required."

"I think the [inspector general] report needs to come out sooner rather than later," Lewandowski responded Saturday on Fox News, arguing that Sessions needs to "move faster." 

"What are we waiting for? Let's get this started right away," he said.