(Via Daily Mail) Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing a reporter, in a case that may hinge on a Secret Service claim that the journalist first made unwanted physical contact with the billionaire-turned-politician.
[…] a member of Trump’s Secret Service detail told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that Fields touched Trump twice – and was warned by agents to stop – before Lewandowski pulled her away.
“She crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to,” said the agent, who was present that night in Jupiter.
The aerial footage from inside the country club ballroom, which is a series of still photographs taken at steady intervals, doesn’t capture Fields making contact with Trump. But it shows him apparently pulling his arm away from her.
‘We supplied those tapes and those tapes to me are very conclusive,’ Trump told journalists this afternoon. (read more)
- 784.03 Battery; felony battery.
- (1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
- 1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
- 2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
[…] 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. (link)