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Trump ‘Got’ a Lawyer for His Campaign Manager Charged With Battery

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Lewandowski and Trump.

While the political world was stunned this morning that Donald Trump’s campaign manager was charged with battery for grabbing a female Breitbart reporter, Trump has known for days that Lewandowski faced the possibility of criminal charges.

During a dinner at Mar-a-Lago last Thursday, Trump told Paul Manafort, the campaign’s new delegate strategist, that “Corey has his own problems. I got him a lawyer.” It’s unclear if Trump is paying Lewandowski’s legal bills, as he suggested he might for a white supporter who punched a black protester in the face. Whatever the case, Lewandowski’s legal bills are likely going to be hefty. He’s being represented by a pair of powerhouse Florida attorneys, Scott Richardson of West Palm Beach and Kendall Coffey of Miami.

After news of Lewandowski’s arrest broke, Trump tweeted a supportive message:

Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks declined to comment. Lewandowski didn’t return a call for comment. 

Trump ‘Got’ a Lawyer for His Campaign Manager