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Lewandowski Defends President Trump at ‘Counter-Impeachment' Event

Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, was the star attraction at a "counter-impeachment" event Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, organized by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

"They want to bring an impeachment against this president for doing nothing but putting America first, and if that's a crime, guilty as charged," said Lewandowski.

NBC10 Boston asked Lewandowski if he was at all concerned by any of the president's comments calling on Ukraine or China to investigate his opponent, Joe Biden.

"Look, I don't know what he did that was illegal. He had a conversation, right, with a foreign leader, and the job of the president is to make sure nobody is meddling in our elections," he said.

Lewandowski said it is the Biden family who should be held accountable.

"Joe Biden is on TV saying, 'If this person isn't fired, we're going to hold a billion dollars.' If that's not a quid pro quo, then I've never heard of one of my life," he said.

And, while Lewandowski says he has yet to decide whether to run for U.S. Senate, he was sounding very much like a candidate.

"If I get in this race, I'm only getting in to win," he said.

"He's treating New Hampshire like it's a consolation prize, and he'll run for Senate if he can't get a job in the White House defending the president," said New Hampshire Democratic Party communications director Josh Marcus Blank.

Blank said Lewandowski has other issues relative to a comment Lewandowski made to a Congressional committee.

"I have no obligation to be honest to the media because they're just as dishonest as anybody else," Lewandowski said in his statement.

"I think that sort of disqualifies him," Blank said.

Lewandowski said he he did not tell the truth to the media about the president asking him to tell then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller out of respect for Mueller, who told him not to discuss it.

"And that's all it was," Lewandowski said.

Asked if it was unfair to say he was not telling the truth to the media, Lewandowski replied, "The media is very unfair to me, but that's OK."

Lewandowski is in no rush to make a decision about a Senate bid. He'll only say that decision will come sometime before the June filing deadline.

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