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N.H. neighbors say Corey Lewandowski threatened them in land dispute

File-This Aug. 3, 2017 file photo shows Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, speaking at the City Club of Cleveland, in Cleveland. Neighbors of Lewandowski say he harassed them in a land dispute and threatened to use his "political clout" to make their life "a nightmare." Glenn and Irene Schwartz countersued Lewandowski this month after he filed a $5 million lawsuit in July over access to a pond-front property in Windham, New Hampshire.(AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
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Corey Lewandowski.

WINDHAM, N.H. — Neighbors of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski say he harassed them in a land dispute and threatened to use his ‘‘political clout’’ to make their lives ‘‘a nightmare.’’

Glenn and Irene Schwartz countersued Lewandowski this month after he filed a $5 million lawsuit in July over access to a pond-front property in Windham, New Hampshire. Lewandowski accused the couple of blocking an easement granted to him so he could reach the tract. Court documents indicate Lewandowski is building a garage at the property.

In the countersuit, the Schwartzes accuse Lewandowski of repeatedly intimidating them, once coming out of his house with a baseball bat and another time yelling on the phone that he would ‘‘use his political connections and clout to shut down all building and work and make your life a nightmare with an expensive and extended lawsuit.’’

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They also contend Lewandowski disrupted electrical work necessary for a house they were building by blocking a power source with his pickup truck and illegally accessing a private well on their property.

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The couple is not asking for a specific amount of money in the countersuit, but are requesting damages associated with the emotional distress they contend Lewandowski inflicted on them.

Lewandowski’s lawyer couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.