There has been a lot of movement in the assault case against Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Lewandowski was charged with assault after he was captured on tape grabbing and pulling the arm of now former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields as she pushed in on presidential candidate Donald Trump to ask him a question.
Palm Beach State Attorney’s office has just announced that they will not be pursuing criminal charges against Mr. Lewandowski. The Associated Press has the story as reported in The Miami Herald…
Donald Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a misdemeanor battery charge after prosecutors determined there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him of forcibly grabbing a female reporter, according to a court document filed Thursday.
Police had last month charged Corey Lewandowski after determining that a video recording showed the New York City resident grabbed reporter Michelle Fields by the arm. She worked for the conservative Breitbart News website at the time and was trying to ask Trump a question after a March 8 appearance. Fields later tweeted a photograph of her bruised forearm and said she had been yanked backward.
“Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution,” according to a court document filed by state attorney Dave Aronberg.
In a related development, Michelle Fields has announced that she will be filing a civil action against Lewandowski and Trump for defamation relating to their public response to the charges.
The Blaze has more…
Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Wednesday night that she plans to pursue civil action against Donald Trump and campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over an incident that occurred last month.
Fields told TheBlaze that she is looking into bringing legal action against both Trump and Lewandowski for defamation of her character.