But in her defamation lawsuit, Cheri says Trump's people started actively recruiting her back in May 2015. She includes multiple emails and Facebook messages with Corey and other Trump staffers ... who encouraged her to join the campaign. They even discussed salary ... Cheri wanted $19k/month to be Trump's communications director.
They never sealed the deal ... she says negotiations soured in June 2015. Cheri says Trump and Lewandowski's lies damaged her rep in the political biz -- she's suing for at least $2 million.