Lewandowski says he doesn't think Trump will pardon Manafort

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE's former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen MORE on Thursday said that he does not believe Trump will pardon former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortNew York City lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island jail by 2026 Perry says Trump directed him to discuss Ukraine with Giuliani: report Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon MORE after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE said Manafort violated a plea agreement. 

"I don't think so, but I do think he has the right to review an application," Lewandowski said when asked if he though Manafort could get a presidential pardon by Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

"Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCombatting fake news on social media will take a village Is Trudeau on the verge of a shocking reversal of fortune? Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency MORE pardoned more people than 13 presidents combined," Lewandowski continued. "And some of these people were really bad people." 

"Every president has the opportunity, and I think if Paul Manafort is going to spend the rest of his life in jail, will he make an application for a pardon, I think it would be reviewed," he said. 

Mueller's team alleges that Manafort “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement.”

Trump said on Wednesday that pardoning his former campaign chairman was not "off the table."

The president has pardoned a number of individuals during his administration, including supporters Dinesh D'Souza and Joe Arpaio. 

— Julia Manchester