Three days after being fired from the Donald Trump campaign, Corey Lewandowski has accepted a position as a political commentator for The Clinton News Network.
On Thursday Lewandowski joined CNN’s stable of political morons masquerading as journalists, who appear across the channel’s newscasts and talk shows.
For CNN executives, the hiring was a coup. Lewandowski brings information from within the Trump campaign and inner circles, under the guise of commenting on his experience running a historic presidential campaign.
There is no doubt that the hiring of Lewandowski highly is highly controversial, even within the newsroom, in part because he has a reputation for being hostile toward journalists.
Additionally, hiring a Lewandowski in the capacity of a political commentator for Clinton’s personal news network, amounts to about the same thing as the Washington Post recently bugging Trump’s office and sharing the information with the Clinton campaign.
The hiring of Lewandowski raises the issue of a conflict of interest, which leads to a question of whether Lewandowski is still legally bound to remain mute about Trump’s secrets.
Like other Trump employees, Lewandowski most likely signed a non-disclosure agreement that ensures he will not share Trump’s confidential information.
In consideration of the deep pockets of the Clinton News Network and their vast network of private attorney’s, Lewandowski is probably not to concerned about being sued over a possible violation of the terms of his nondisclosure agreement with Trump.
The agreements language hopefully includes “non-disparagement clause,” impeding his ability to criticize Trump publicly.
On Thursday night, in his first appearance as a CNN commentator, anchor Erin Burnett asked about the existence of such a clause, and Lewandowski declined to answer directly.
Lewandowski remarked that, “I’m a guy who calls balls and strikes. I’m going to tell it like it is… There is nothing that’s going to stop me from telling the truth, in my opinion.”
Lewandowski allegedly remains loyal to Trump, even after being fired, and on Thursday he said, “Trump is the only person who’s going to save this country for my children.”
Lewandowski’s first official appearance was moved up, from Monday morning to Thursday night, partly so that he could address questions about the Trump non-disclosure agreement.
He is now one of a small number of paid CNN commentators who are advocates for Trump’s campaign.
CNN also has conservative commentators who are vehemently anti-Trump, and liberal commentators who are asinine advocates for Democrat Crooked Hillary Clinton.
Such arrangements are normal at television networks that have hours of airtime to fill the airwaves with useless diatribe and moronic opinions.
However, even by the norms of the so-called revolving door between politics and television, where campaign strategists frequently become cable news contributors and vice versa, Lewandowski’s transition is swift.
Lewandowski was Trump’s campaign manager up until Monday, when he was fired after an intervention by Trump’s family members.
Hours after he was escorted out of Trump Tower, Lewandowski sat for multiple TV interviews, including a 29-minute interview with CNN’s Dana Bash.
That same day, he had multiple meetings with prospective television network employers.
Clinton News Network
Two sources at one of The Clinton News Network’s main rivals, MSNBC, confirmed that Lewandowski had a meeting with executives there. One of the sources said that MSNBC subsequently told him that it would not be making an offer, mainly due to ethical concerns that the Clinton news network obviously could care less about.
In March Lewandowski was ridiculously accused of assaulting a hack-witch, Michelle Fields, after a Trump press conference. He was later and rightfully cleared of any charges stemming from her false and self serving accusations.
Lewandowski also had a verbal altercation with a CNN producer, Noah Gray, last November. He profanely told Gray to “get back in the pen,” referring to the fenced-off press area at Trump campaign rallies.
Television producers have faced more practical challenges as well: How to reflect Trump’s point of view and popularity on the air when so many professional TV talking heads are opposed to Trump.
That’s why CNN hired Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord as early as last August.
Adding Lewandowski is another way to ensure ideological diversity on the air.
His perspective might be uniquely valuable given that he was Trump’s right hand man up until this week.
It remains to be seen if Lewandowski will end up as a turncoat or the mainstream media’s best advocate for Donald Trump. We remain hopeful.
It would be highly prudent to consider that one of the most brilliant men in the world may have created a smoking mirror to park his closest ally in a den of idiots – giving himself another Hannity like advocate within the mainstream media.