'Maybe you're a Russian agent!' Corey Lewandowski flails wildly at Chris Cuomo's sharp Russia probe grilling
Corey Lewandowski gets grilled by CNN's Chris Cuomo (Screen cap).

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN Tuesday morning to defend his past false statements claiming that he had no knowledge of anyone within the Trump campaign having contacts with Russian officials.


Cuomo started off by asking Lewandowski why he suddenly recalled talking with former Trump campaign officials about their attempts to contact the Russian government during last year's presidential campaign, despite the fact that he'd previously issued blanket denials that any such contacts occurred.

"Let me be as clear as I can be, Chris," he said. "I've said this many, many, many times. I have never, to the best of my knowledge, ever communicated with anybody who was a Russian, Russian agent, Russian supporter or somebody who was from the Russian government in any way, shape or form."

Cuomo then asked him how he could be so sure of that, and Lewandowski replied that it's hard to know who is and who isn't a Russian spy.

"Maybe you're a Russian agent," Lewandowski said to Cuomo.

Cuomo later asked Lewandowski why he signed off on former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page's proposed trip to Russia in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign, and Lewandowski replied that he had no idea why Page wanted to go to Russia in the first place.

"Where'd you think he was going?" Cuomo asked him sarcastically. "Do you think he was going to get ice cream?"

Watch the full interview below.