Trump Campaign Manager Faces Charges
Since this election hasn’t been enough of a circus, let’s charge a campaign manager with battery.
That is precisely what is happening within the Trump election team.
After a press conference on March 8 there was an incident between Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, and Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart.
Fields made a statement regarding the treatment she said she received at the hands of Lewandowski. She said that while trying to ask Trump a question she was mishandled. “Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance.”
As a result, Lewandowski is facing charges of misdemeanor battery.
A video has been released by the Trump team. It captured the entire incident on camera.
In the clip, the campaign manager does, indeed, lay hold of the reporter’s arm. The contact does cause her to turn directions away from the Presidential candidate.
Conspicuously missing is Field’s supposed near fall.
Trump is standing behind his manager. He described the situation as being “very unfair” to Lewandowski. Additionally, he stated that Fields ran up and grabbed his arm which “she was never supposed to do.” Lewandowski, Trump says, was simply intervening.
Despite Trump’s opinion, police decided there was enough on the tape to file charges. Battery is generally defined as ” intentional offensive or harmful touching of another person without their consent.” The event, apparently, meets those qualifications in the eyes of law enforcement.
There are some questions that still need answers.
How was Michelle Fields able to get so close to Trump in the first place?
Why did the Secret Service detail that is supposed to keep people away from the Presidential candidate let her through?
Since when has Trump taken issue with women touching him?
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: Fox News