The news broke an hour or so ago that Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, will not face charges for the ludicrously hyped up arm grab he gave former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. This would normally be good enough news, but something else is making it even sweeter: The hysterical crying by Fields and her beta male brigade, led by Ben Shapiro.
First here some reports on the affair, starting with Politico, which is the outlet that originally broke the news…
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.
Earlier this week, the State Attorney’s office tried to broker a deal in which Lewandowski would agree to publicly apologize to Fields instead of facing prosecution, one source with knowledge of the situation said. While Fields agreed to the offer, it’s not yet clear that Lewandowski did.
The Trump campaign and the State’s Attorney’s office declined to comment on Wednesday evening.
No you know what happened, but you haven’t seen the funny bits yet. The crying has reached epic proportion on Twitter. Conservatives who defended Scooter Libby and Tom DeLay are now trying to smear a man who isn’t even going to have to go to trial at all. And there’s a very good reason he isn’t going to trial. The charge was completely ridiculous.
Exercise of prosecutorial discretion is not innocence. Lewandowski grabbed her and bruised her. https://t.co/Ip13QOC0gJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 13, 2016
DAs have more to do than prosecute minor battery cases. Lewandowski grabbed, bruised, lied, smeared. End of story. https://t.co/Ip13QOC0gJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 14, 2016
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) April 14, 2016
A supposed reporter crying about leaking. Give me a break, lady. Your victimhood tour is getting really old. pic.twitter.com/eEYRPgBPic
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) April 14, 2016
Imagine, a reporter crying about leaks. What in the hell is going on? Oh yea, that’s right. It’s all about the money.
Michelle Fields tells Fox's "The Kelly File" that she is planning to pursue a civil case against Corey Lewandowski for defamation.
— David Goodman (@davidgoodmanTV) April 14, 2016
Please, please pursue this suit. I need some more entertainment from the white knights this summer. Anyway, I’ll be back soon with more and I’ll come update this when I spot some more crying come across my feed.