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

AP

Corey Lewandowski.

Associated Press 

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.

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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.’’

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.

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.