Politico is reporting, based on multiple unnamed sources, that the attorney general of Florida’s Palm Beach County will not file battery charges against Donald Trump’s combative campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, after a Breitbart reporter named Michelle Fields filed a police report against him last month:
Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted out several photos of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields in the seconds before she was manhandled by his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. In the tweet, Trump appeared dismayed and confused at the mystery object in Fields’ hand. There’s just one problem with Trump’s account: He not only knows what the device is—he has used one on multiple occasions.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with simple battery today for allegedly manhandling Michelle Fields, a reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart. One of the criminal attorneys representing him in these matters is a former U.S. Attorney who left office after it became public that he had bitten a dancer at a strip club.
Michelle Fields, a reporter who was allegedly manhandled by Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week, resigned from Breitbart Sunday night, along with editor-at-large Ben Shapiro. Breitbart has cravenly questioned Fields’ story over the last week, even though photos, videos, and an eyewitness account have corroborated it.
Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for the far-right news organization Breitbart, resigned today amid a controversy over the company’s treatment of staff reporter Michelle Fields. When asked if he resigned because he disagreed with the way the company handled the Fields situation, Bardella told BuzzFeed “It would be fair for you to say that.”
Michelle Fields, a reporter for the archconservative news outlet Breitbart, was asking Donald Trump a question this past Tuesday when a man, identified by at least one eyewitness as Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, grabbed her arm hard enough to leave a bruise and pulled her forcefully away from the candidate. Since then, pro-Trump reporters, flacks and even Trump himself have attempted to discredit Fields, but the most egregious discrediting efforts have come from Breitbart itself—a cozy, pro-Trump outlet that began gaslighting its own employee almost immediately after the incident, and has not let up since.