- A spokesman for South Dakota Gov. Christie Noem said Corey Lewandowski would no longer advise Noem.
- Lewandowski was fired the night before as head of a Donald Trump-supporting Super PAC after a donor sexually assaulted allegations
- Noem’s cold-shoulder for Lewandowski came a day after he denied a report that he was having an extramarital affair with a controversial political operative.
- South Dakota’s attorney general said he is reviewing “concerns” about Noem with the state’s labor secretary and officials at a state agency last year after Noem’s daughter Cassidy Peters was denied appraiser certification. Certified real estate appraisers.
Even the governor of South Dakota is putting Corey Lewandowski to pasture.
A spokesman for Gov. Kristie Noem said Thursday that Lewandowski – who was fired the night before As the head of the Super PAC supporting Donald Trump after a donor sexually assaulted allegations — Will no longer advise Noem.
Noem’s cold shoulder for Lewandowski came a day after he denied on his personal and official Twitter account, There is a report that she has had an extramarital affair with a controversial political activist..
Noam’s communications director Ian Fury said in an email, “Corey was always a volunteer, never paid a single penny (campaign or officer). He would not advise the governor regarding campaigns or official office.”
A law firm representing Lewandowski did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lewandowski had been serving for months as an adviser to Noem, a Republican who has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
But on Wednesday, Lewandowski was killed by two bomb blasts.
One, On the conservative news site American Greatness, citing sources in a report that as of 2016 the former Trump campaign manager had been having an affair with Noem, who, like Lewandowski, is married with children, “for months.”
Noem responded to that claim on Twitter, writing, “These rumors are total garbage and disgusting lies. These old, weary attacks on conservative women are based on a lie that we can’t achieve anything without a man’s help.” Huh.”
“I love Brian,” Noem wrote, referring to her husband. “I’m so proud of the God-fearing family we raised together. Now I’m going back to work.”
same day, Politico Reportedly A Married Donor to Trump Political Action Committee Lewandowski last weekend of “having unwelcome sex toward her at a Las Vegas charity event,” including repeatedly touching her and speaking “in sexually graphic terms.”
Noem was reportedly at the same event.
“Lewandowski repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said mean and disgusting things, followed me, and made me feel humiliated and intimidated,” accuser Trachelle Odom said in a statement to Politico.
“Allegations and rumors change within minutes, and we will not honor them with further responses,” David Chesnoff and Richard Schoenfeld, two Las Vegas attorneys for Lewandowski, said in a statement on that report.
But on Wednesday night, Taylor Budovich, a spokeswoman for Trump, said that Lewandowski was leaving as head of the Make America Great Again Action PAC, being replaced by former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
“Pam Bondi, FL’s very talented and respected FRMR AG, has our full confidence and confidence in taking MAGA action,” Budovitch tweeted. Huh . He will no longer join Trump World.”
Las Vegas police did not respond to a question from CNBC about whether they were investigating claims in the Politico report on Lewandowski.
Lewandowski was charged with battery by Florida police in the spring of 2016, after a Breitbart News reporter accused him of trying to ask Trump a question at his Jupiter golf resort. Prosecutors refused to pursue that case, saying that there was not enough evidence to convict him.
Noam’s move not to use Lewandowski as an adviser came after South Dakota’s attorney general said he was reviewing “concerns.” Noem held a meeting last year with the state’s labor secretary and officials from a state agency that certifies real estate appraisers after Noem’s daughter, Cassidy Peters, was denied appraiser certification.
Noam denied wrongdoing in his daughter’s case, saying on Twitter, “I never asked for special treatment for Cassidy. Others went through the same process Cassidy did.”