Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who months ago claimed he’d never met campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, now says his memory has been “refreshed” about knowing Page.
Page, who testified last week before the House Oversight Committee as a part of their ongoing probe into Russian election meddling in 2016, told congressional investigators in testimony revealed Monday that he had asked he former Trump campaign chief and Hope Hicks, now the White House communications director, about his trip to Moscow in 2016 in which he met with Russian officials and discussed the presidential campaign.
During an appearance on Fox News Tuesday, Lewandowski maintained that he scarcely knew Page, whom he described as a “low-level volunteer” in the Trump campaign.
“To the best of my recollection, I don’t know Carter Page. To the best of my knowledge, Carter Page … had no formal role in the campaign,” Lewandowski said. The former Trump campaign manager had similarly told Fox News in March that he “never met Carter Page.”
Lewandowski, who’d previously rebuffed questions about whether he knew of Page’s planned Moscow trip, acknowledged after being challenged that he had been aware and had communicated with Page about the trip.
“My memory has been refreshed,” Lewandowski said, while noting that the exchange came just prior to him exiting the campaign and so “there were many other things on my mind.”
Corey Lewandowski says “my memory has been refreshed” and he now remembers receiving email from Carter Page about Moscow trip (in March he claimed he didn’t) pic.twitter.com/qydGADvoa7
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) November 8, 2017
Corey Lewandowski told me in March interview he didn’t give Page an OK to travel to Moscow. Page testified he did, and he has the email. pic.twitter.com/aMS73pZF4H
— Steve Reilly (@BySteveReilly) November 7, 2017
TRANSLATION: @CLewandowski_ lied. Then he was presented with evidence that he lied and now has reversed his position. https://t.co/U0EC0hfRyf
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 8, 2017