Today Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery for touching Michelle Fields arm during a media scrum. At the time Fields was moving towards Trump, who was surrounded by Secret Service agents and trying to leave.
Desperate to sell books, Fields wrote an article claiming she was tossed around.
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.
The video shows there was never an assault, leaving one to wonder why Lewandowski was charged. We now have an answer.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg is part of Hillary Clinton’s team.
In case there was any doubt about Hillary Clinton‘s overwhelming Democratic establishment support, her campaign this morning rolled out a 150-member “Florida Leadership Council” that includes most of the state’s big Democratic names — but is a little thin on Palm Beach County support,
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Tax Collector Anne Gannon are also part of Clinton’s Florida team.
As you can see in this video, there was no assault. Fields was heading towards Trump and was brushed away due to security concerns. Read: ‘Can I press charges?’ Trump’s fury as campaign manager is charged with battery of reporter who The Donald says GRABBED him first and Secret Service back him up
Victory press conference was over.
Why is she allowed to grab me and shout questions? Can I press charges? pic.twitter.com/qbW2RjkINX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2016
UPDATE: Member of Trump's Secret Service detail confirms Fields touched Trump twice and was warned to stop, before Lewandowski intervened
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 29, 2016
Read the Corey Lewandowski police report.
Cruz claims she was bruised. Watch the video. Corey never touched her forearm!
Several journalists were in on the Michelle Fields hoax.
An audio transcript was released without explanation. Why was anyone recording this conversation? In it you hear Fields conspire with Washington Post report Ben Terris to play up the event.
Fields: “Holy sh*t.”
Terris: “Yea he just threw you down.”
Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey [Lewandowski]?”
Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?”
Fields: “That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That’s insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”
Terris: “Can I put that in my story?”
Fields: “Yeah, go for it — that was really awful. That’s so unprofessional.”
Terris: “He really just almost threw you down on the ground.”
Fields: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. “I don’t even want to do what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that.”
After questions were raised about the event, Ben Terris ordered his photographer to destroy or withhold any evidence revealing the hoax.
Jabin Botsford, a photographer for the Washington Post, was at the event where Fields claim she was assaulted. As his camera offered the perfect angle of the event, he was asked for additional footage.
As you can see in this exchange, Botsford first lies about even being at the event, only admitting to being at the event when presented with copyright evidence proving he was there. Botsford then deleted incriminating Tweets.