At Politico, "Trump campaign manager will not be prosecuted, sources say" (via Memeorandum):
Reporter who accused Corey Lewandowski of battery may still pursue defamation case. A Florida prosecutor has decided not to prosecute Donald Trump’s campaign manager for battery after a March run-in with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, sources with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.Translation: The prosecutor doesn't have squat.
The decision not to press charges against Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be announced on Thursday afternoon by Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg.
Fields may still pursue a defamation case against Lewandowski, a source said.
Fields filed a police report last month after Lewandowski grabbed her by the arm and moved her out of Trump’s way following a press conference at Trump National Gold Club in Jupiter. She said he left bruises on her arm. Police later charged Lewandowski with simple battery, releasing video from surveillance cameras that shows Lewandowski reaching for and grabbing Fields.
Aronberg would not comment, but in a POLITICO interview last week, he pointed out that Jupiter police had a low “probable cause” standard to cite Lewandowski for battery. But the responsibility for moving forward with a full-blown prosecution rested with Aronberg’s office, which had to consider whether a crime occurred and whether they believed a jury of Floridians would prosecute...
Michelle Fields wasn't pleased that the story leaked before she heard back from the relevant parties.
Prosecutor's office told me they would inform me of decision tomorrow. If reports true, guess they decided to leak to reporters first. Ugly.— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) April 14, 2016
For those asking, office of prosecutor asked 2 weeks ago if I'd be ok with an apology from Corey. I said ya but haven't heard back about it— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) April 14, 2016
I think I'll pass on getting legal advice from a Trump shill. Thanks tho. https://t.co/YoPznOC9LB— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) April 14, 2016
Fields was responding to Greta Van Susteren:
Michelle Fields should not bring a civil law suit @piersmorgan— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 14, 2016
anyone who has had ANY experience in criminal courts knew the DA would not prosecute Lewandowski based on that video @CLewandowski_— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 14, 2016
Terrible that some in the media pushed her to this https://t.co/JNoAP4s3bn— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 14, 2016
It was not brilliance that predicted DA would not prosecute Michelle Fields' claims, it was experience— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 14, 2016
Anyone in the media telling Michelle Fields to prosecute that claim was using her;— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 14, 2016
Hadas Gold had the scoop for Politico:
If you cite us, I will love you forever. https://t.co/lNu84WGd3H— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) April 13, 2016