Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Trump Campaign Manager charged with battery

By News Express on 29/03/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,965


Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged today with battery of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a March 8 incident at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, police said.

Lewandowski was charged with one count of simple battery, a misdemeanor, by the Jupiter Police Department.

“Lewandowski then grabbed Fields’ left arm with his right hand, causing her to turn and step back,” according to the police report, describing new video of the incident. “Based on the above-described investigation, probable cause exists to charge Corey Lewandowski.”

The Trump campaign responded in a statement asserting Lewandowski’s innocence.

“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge. He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”

Police documents say that Lewandowski was charged this morning. He was released with a notice to appear in court, police said. Jupiter Police told ABC News that Lewandowski is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.

Lewandowski’s attorney could not be immediately reached by ABC News for comment.

Florida state code categorises a first-time battery as a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

Trump also tweeted, standing by his campaign manager.

Fields tweeted in response to Trump, asserting her story never changed.

Fields first spoke about the alleged incident in an op-ed published earlier this month. Fields alleges she was assaulted at Trump’s news conference on March 8, the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and Idaho Republican primaries, after posing a question to the New York real estate mogul.

“Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards. 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. Nonetheless, I was shaken,” Fields wrote.

Fields shared a photo on Twitter of her bruised arm the day after the news conference.

In her op-ed, Fields went on to say The Washington Post’s Ben Terris identified the aggressor as Lewandowski.

“I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager,” Terris confirmed.

Lewandowski denied the alleged incident with Fields and called Fields “totally delusional” on Twitter.

Fields told ABC News’ Tom Llamas on March 10 there was “no excuse” for the alleged incident.

“The thing is you don’t grab a female reporter or any reporter the way that he grabbed me and you don’t do that and I just feel like there’s no excuse for it,” she said.

When Donald Trump was asked by reporters following the March 10 Republican debate in Florida about the alleged incident two days before, Trump said, “Everybody said nothing happened. Perhaps she made the story up.” (Yahoo News)

•Photo shows Lewandowski.

Source News Express

Posted 29/03/2016 8:21:36 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
AMAECHI’S war against unemployment in Rivers: His METHODS...

NGO calls for probe of Nigeria oil sales...

Three die as Dangote truck rams into BRT...

IPOB: 15 questions Nigerian Armed Forces must answer...

Nigeria is ripe for e-voting, Zinox Boss Leo...

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

Abducted Plateau traditional ruler regains freedom

Nigeria’s TOP 10 songs

Buhari, Osinbajo in good stead to win 2019...

God bless Yudala for Zero Gravity Gospel Concert,...

Delta, World Bank collaborate on markets for young...

How becoming Nigeria’s first female Professor of Mass...

 

Latest News Aso Rock cabal shops for Osinbajo’s replacement •The favoured candidate Police arraign 15 over plot to kill Jonathan 2023 Presidency: El-Rufai's men rev up campaign Buhari’s govt being sabotaged: Osinbajo Police uncover kidnappers hideout in Edo Forest Serial killings: Port Harcourt prostitutes device means of detecting criminals How Abdulrazaq shocked Kwara political bookmakers with ‘strange’ all female first batch cabinet Girl commits suicide 3 months after boyfriend killed self 4 kidnappings that shook Abuja Xenophobia: Nigerians find safe havens in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, others Why Middle-Belt Is Opting Out Of Northern Arrangement -Pogu Bitrus IPOB: We're after Kanu, not his father - Abia CP

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,452 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,806 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,253 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,159 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,298 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,993 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,268 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,904 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,958 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,947 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,245 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,800 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,454) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,113) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (666) Features (814) Global Business Monitor (445) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,970) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,575) Opinion (1,361) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,464) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,172) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera