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Assault Charges Filed Against Trump Campaign Manager

Corey Lewandowski looks at his giant hand in front of an American flag and the Trump campaign sloganViolence at Trump events has unfortunately become predictable, so it was only a matter of time before his campaign felt the consequences firsthand. Corey Lewandowski, manager of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, got into something of a scuffle with a reporter on March 8. Now he’s looking at assault charges — despite completely denying that the incident even happened.

The Forcible Yanking

It happened when Michelle Fields, a Breitbart reporter, asked Donald Trump a question at one of his campaign events in Jupiter, Florida. She then recalls being “forcibly yanked” backwards, after which she almost fell to the ground, but managed to catch herself.

Three days later, on March 11, she approached the Jupiter Police Department to report the incident, since it left her with bruises on her arms that had still yet to fade. Police officers confirmed that the bruises were indeed real, as her interviewing officer stated on the record:

“Fields showed me her left forearm, which revealed bruising from what appeared to be several finger marks indicating a grabbing type injury.”

The proceeding investigation (probably with the help of the Trump-hating internet) yielded quick results, in the form of video evidence. Trump’s security footage from the ballroom where the event took place proved that Michelle Fields’s account was accurate. Corey Lewandowski indeed stepped forward from behind as Fields got Trump’s attention for a question, yanking her backward and allowing himself to “catch up.”

There’s also an audio recording from her phone, which was already recording for Trump. Another reporter, Ben Terris, who was next to Fields at the time, is recorded saying, “He just just like threw you out of the way. Like what threat were you?”

Pretending It Never Happened

The Trump campaign’s defense strategy in this situation is, apparently, to pretend like the incident never even happened. Yes — witness testimonies, video evidence, all of this means nothing to the Trump campaign. Donald says she’s telling lies. Lewandowski describes her as an “attention seeker” and tweeted this at her:

And this is the Trump Campaign’s official statement regarding their manager’s assault charges:

The shittiest part of the whole thing is that, in spite of the evidence and the charges, Lewandowski is getting much more support from his team than Michelle Fields is getting from hers.

Breitbart management has evidently not been taking Fields’s accusations seriously — to the point that she and three other Breitbart employees quit their jobs in response. Michelle Fields also had a show on Fox News, called “Cashin’ In,” which has been discontinued as a result of her spat with the Trump campaign. According to the show’s producer, Fox canceled her show because she’s “no longer impartial to Trump.”

Honestly though, fuck ‘em — why would anyone want to be a part of an organization that somehow prioritizes Donald Trump over truth, justice, and its own employees?

It’s As Simple As Battery!

Still, this story is mostly good news. The Jupiter Police Department seems to at least have heads on their necks, and even though the assault charges are very low, that’s the way it should be. The tension built up around this case makes it feel like we’re talking about OJ!

Simple battery is certainly the appropriate charge in this situation — it’s just baffling that Trump’s campaign and, to some extent, the corporate media are still standing by their position of completely ignoring the damning evidence. Of course, as soon as I post this, an article will already be up about how they’ve all changed their tunes, and the fact that their tunes shouldn’t need to be changed in the first place will quietly be forgotten.

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we know how crucial it is to defend against unjust criminal charges — they can really hurt your reputation, and their consequences can be as restrictive as they are far-reaching. Our team of attorneys has years of experience working with clients across a wide range of cases related to violent crimes, from simple battery to aggravated assault. The best way to ensure a satisfactory resolution for any case is to take action as soon as possible, so don’t wait! Call today, or go online to set up your free initial consultation, and meet with a skilled lawyer who’s ready and waiting to get you on track toward the justice you deserve.

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