A Breitbart reporter has just filed a police complaint against Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. We said this would be a big story and it will be because of all the other stories about rough behavior at Trump campaign rallies.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager has been accused of roughly grabbing a Breitbart reporter trying to ask a question. It was witnessed by one other reporter and, at one point, Lewandowski allegedly admitted it but then took it back according to another reporter.
Ben Terris of The Washington Post told Ms. Fields, who did not know who grabbed her, that it was Corey Lewandowski. Breitbart is now saying that Terris could have misidentified a security guard with a similar appearance with Lewandowski.
Donald Trump accused the reporter Michelle Fields of lying to get attention, an accusation Trump has leveled before when he doesn’t like what is being said.
Ms. Fields has filed a police complaint alleging that Lewandowski grabbed her arm to pull her away from Trump as he was leaving a rally. She said she was almost knocked to the ground.
Members of the Trump campaign have loudly denied that any such incident ever took place. Lewandowski directly tweeted Fields stating, “@MichelleFields you are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I’ve never even met you.”
There is a C-Span video which appears to show Lewandowski grabbing for her. She is definitely jerked back but one reporter said it could have been the security agent.
The new C-SPAN clip below shows Lewandowski reaching in Fields’s direction at about 09:00. It is, again, unclear that contact is made in that clip, and the scrum passes behind a bank of cameras. That moment, or a moment shortly thereafter, would seem to correspond with 0:13-0:14 in an MSNBC video, which seems to be when Fields is injured.
This is the slo-mo version and you can see Lewandowski reaching out for Ms. Fields
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 11, 2016
In this twitter video, you can see what looks like Lewandowski reaching for Fields.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 11, 2016
Screen shots from Townhall:
And here are screen shots of Corey Lewandowski reaching for Michelle Fields pic.twitter.com/53x8dKu8qr
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 11, 2016