Allies of former President Donald J. Trump formed a new super PAC days after Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and the leader of one of the largest pro-Trump super PACs, was accused of sexual misconduct.
The move, an attempt to isolate Lewandowski and deny him a role in Trump’s political operation, creates a new outside group to back the former president as he considers rejoining in 2024. It also hints at the internal uproar that continues to divide the wide circle of formal and informal Trump advisers.
Last week, a donor to Mr. Trump, Trashelle Odom, made the allegations about Mr. Lewandowski in a statement. Ms. Odom accused him of unwelcome sexual advances and inappropriately touching her during a dinner in Las Vegas.
A spokesman for the former president, Taylor Budowich, said last week that Mr. Lewandowski would be removed from his role of overseeing the super PAC, Make America Great Again Action, and “will no longer be associated with Trump World.”
But Mr Lewandowski has told his staff that he has not been removed. He is one of the two board members of the entity. The new super PAC was formed as a result, calling itself “Make America Great Again, Again!” — a repurposing of Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan.
Mr Lewandowski did not respond to a request for comment.
The new group filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday. It will be headed by Pam Bondi, the former Florida Attorney General, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News personality who is in a relationship with Mr Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Whether Mr. Lewandowski will be banned from Trump and his network of wealthy donors is far from certain. The former president has been known to bring back aides he has fired, including Lewandowski, who was removed from Trump’s campaign in 2016 but continued to enjoy access and influence in the White House.