"In previous appearances, we have told you that Corey was still receiving severance from the Trump campaign", she said. The network made the announcement Thursday, Sept. 29, after the Trump campaign had earlier said Lewandowski was supposed to be paid severance until the end of the year.
According to Politico, Lewandowski was paid a lump sum, rather than getting paid monthly through the end of the year.
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"The campaign has paid the remainder of its residual contractual obligations to Mr. Lewandowski", Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota called out Corey Lewandowski on Thursday for repeating talking points from a leaked memo to Trump campaign staff. "Are you done with those payments?"
Such has been the attention on Lewandowski's clear conflict of interest: He joined CNN shortly after his June firing as campaign manager with the Trump campaign. He reportedly also signed non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements with the campaign. It is known that CNN CEO Jeff Zucker was aware that Lewandowski was receiving severance payments from the Trump campaign while CNN was paying him for his analysis, but still defended Lewandowski's employment, saying he has "done a really nice job" with the network. The final payment will be noted in the campaign's next report to the Federal Election Commission, she said. Some outlets have reported that Lewandowski is still helping the campaign behind the scenes.
A CNN spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request about Lewandowski's availability. Campaign finance reports revealed that Lewandowski's Green Monster Consulting received payments of $20,000 from the Trump campaign in both July and August.