Thursday, April 14, 2016

Corey Lewandowski Will Not Be Prosecuted

This is interesting, and problematic for Michelle Fields and her #NeverTrump enablers.

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.

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...
Translation: The prosecutor doesn't have squat.

Michelle Fields wasn't pleased that the story leaked before she heard back from the relevant parties.

Fields was responding to Greta Van Susteren:

Hadas Gold had the scoop for Politico: