Lewandowski: FBI’s Clinton probe won Trump election

Lewandowski: FBI’s Clinton probe won Trump election
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“With eleven days to go, something amazing happened,” Corey Lewandowski said late Wednesday, referring to the final days of the 2016 race, according to The Telegraph.


“The FBI’s director James [Comey] came out on a Friday and he said they may be reopening the investigation into ‘Crooked Hillary’s’ emails,” he added.

"What that did was remind people that there are two different rules in Washington — those of the elites and the privileged, and those for everybody else.”

Lewandowski said the announcement gave Trump the momentum needed to upset Clinton on Election Day.

“When Comey moved forward with that investigation ... it allowed the campaign a little spring in their step, and for them to redouble their efforts,” he said.

“In those last eleven days, Mr. Trump was exceptionally disciplined. He used a teleprompter, and he did less media. The team used social media like no campaign in history. And then, Donald Trump won the election campaign by the largest majority since Ronald Reagan in 1984.”

Comey sent Congress a letter 11 days before ballots were cast alerting lawmakers his agency had discovered emails in an unrelated investigation that were possibly relevant to its probe of Clinton’s server. The FBI director then concluded two days before Election Day his bureau would not change its earlier conclusion in July that it would not recommend charges against the former secretary of State.