Lewandowski: D'Souza pardon a 'one-off opportunity'

Lewandowski: D'Souza pardon a 'one-off opportunity'
© Getty Images

Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill's Morning Report — Groundhog Day: Negotiations implode as shutdown reaches 20 days Chris Christie declines White House chief of staff role The Hill's Morning Report — Trump maintains his innocence amid mounting controversies MORE on Sunday described President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE’s pardon of conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza as a “one-off opportunity.”

“I don’t know of the president’s relationship with Dinesh D’Souza. I have never met Dinesh D’Souza, so I don’t think there was a strong relationship between the president and him,” Lewandowski, who served as Trump's campaign manager, told “Fox News Sunday.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Lewandowski pushed back on an assertion from former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCorsi says stepson subpoenaed to testify before grand jury in Mueller investigation Court extends Mueller grand jury Corsi's lawsuit against Mueller hits hurdle in first hearing MORE, who said in a recent interview that the president was sending a “signal” to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE by pardoning D’Souza. 

"Indict people for crimes that don’t pertain to Russian collusion and this is what could happen," Stone told The Washington Post.

Lewandowski on Sunday rejected this characterization, saying the pardon “is not a sign."

Trump last week pardoned D’Souza, who in 2014 pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws.

Lewandowski during his Sunday show interview dismissed the idea that Trump is mulling a pardon for his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who last year pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

“Never, ever, ever has this president said — to the best of my knowledge — that he’s even thinking about a pardon for Mike Flynn,” Lewandowski said.