Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski admitted Wednesday that the FBI director’s decision to reexamine Hillary Clinton’s email server case and then notifying Congress that the agency was reviewing newly discovered emails that ‘may be’ related to Clinton helped deliver Trump’s surprise victory last week.
During a speech at the Oxford Union debating society, Lewandowski said that “When Comey came forward with that investigation, it allowed the campaign a little spring in their step and for them to redouble their efforts.”
“What [the FBI] did was remind people that there are two different rules in Washington—those of the elites, the privileged, and those for everybody else.”
Lewandowski described the turn of events as “amazing,” adding that “the announcement to reexamine Clinton’s email use gave way to an “exceptionally disciplined” Trump.
“He used a teleprompter and he did less media,” he said. “And then Donald Trump won the election campaign by the largest majority since Ronald Reagan in 1984.”
After the disclosing the discovery of the Clinton-related emails, Comey announced that the FBI did not find anything new to change its previous conclusion not to bring charges against Clinton.
Comey has come under intense fire from both Democrats and Republicans who claim the decision may have inappropriately influenced the outcome of the election. Days after her shocking loss, Clinton told high-level donors that she believed Comey’s letter lead to her defeat.