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Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery in Former Breitbart Reporter Case

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery in Former Breitbart Reporter Case

New footage shows contact

Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery in the case concerning former Breitbart News reporter, Michelle Fields.

CCTV corroborates Fields original story that Lewandowski grabbed her with enough force to move her.

The Palm Beach Post reported:

Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump campaign manager, was charged this morning with misdemeanor battery after allegations of forcefully grabbing a reporter at a Jupiter news conference, town police confirmed this morning.

Following a March 8 conference at Trump National Golf Club, Michelle Fields, a 28-year-old reporter formerly with the online Breitbart News Network, said she was grabbed on the arm by Lewandowski, 41, after she asked Trump a question about affirmative action.

Jupiter police later said they were looking into the incident after Fields filed a report, although investigators had not named Lewandowski.

Lewandowski turned himself in to Jupiter police just after 8 a.m., accoriding to a police report.

After the incident, Fields filed a police report. She left Breitbart News after their failure to come to her assistance.

To quell the “but it wasn’t battery!” flame wars, some definitions:

Lewandwoski was not arrested:

As for Lewandowski’s counsel:

For our previous coverage of this story, see here, here, here, and here.

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I’m grabbing two bags of popcorn for this one.

We’ll hear how this new video was faked, just like the moon landing. Trump and his supporters better just admit they screwed up. But we all know they wont. Just like Obamabots.

    Merlin in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Bags? We need buckets. Lots of buckets! Watch the tinfoil hats take this one sideways!

    Sanddog in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    The video clearly shows him grabbing her arm and pulling her back which doesn’t exactly match her claim:

    “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.”

    Lewandowski grabbed her arm, she was forced to stop momentarily and then she immediately moved forward and attempted to engage Trump again.

    Lewandowski handled the encounter badly and Fields greatly exaggerated what happened. He should have freaking apologized and she should have stuck to the facts.

      Evan3457 in reply to Sanddog. | March 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Lewandowski also lied when he said he never touched Fields.

        Sanddog in reply to Evan3457. | March 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

        Okay, so we have two liars and no good guys in this story.

        TexMark in reply to Evan3457. | March 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

        That isn’t clear. He said he didn’t know who she was, and why would he? He read her claim that he yanked her down and she almost fell. Well, that didn’t happen, so he didn’t have a good frame of reference for the incident.

        It looks like she was handled very gingerly, this isn’t the sort of thing that would register with the actor as a notable event. How many people a week do those guys stick an arm back to hold back or move out of the way by their arm or shoulder? 12? 50?

          Whey_standard in reply to TexMark. | March 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm

          You can tell how hard she was grabbed, and that she didn’t lose her balance, in a video with a refresh rate of 1 to 2 frames per second? That’s a pretty unbelievable power of perception you’ve got there.

    janitor in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    More important than this nothingburger: Ted Cruz refuses to say he’s been faithful to his wife. Is defended by Fiorina then skirts the question.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW2B7Ky-0dk

    rotten in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Here is what is going to happen: nothing.

    In less than three weeks, there will be a hearing. Ledanowski will waive his speedy trial rights. His case will be dumped into the backlog. The backlog is a monster in Florida. Cases can go 1-2 years before they see trial.

    By the time the case comes to trial, nobody will care about Ledanowski, because the election will be over. (And also because Ledanowski doesn’t have the background for the job that needs to be done at this point, filling the transition team and such). The case was always political, and there is nothing (not even attention for Fields) to be gained anymore. At this point, with nobody caring about the incident, not even the victim, the case will be dropped.

    Trump will have to have accepted a Establishment trusted minder as part of his upcoming convention deal (whether he gets the delegates or not, his challenge is going to be rallying the conservative base). Ledanowski’s days were numbered whatever happens from now on.

    It just got more interesting Kondor.

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legacyrepublican | March 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

Well, scratch that one on one interview opportunity.

That is not battery. Not in the least. It certainly doesn’t even match her police report or even written statements. What a world we live in.

    Kondor77 in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    And yet, a simple apology would have probably avoided all of this. He knew what he did, yet doubled/tripled/quadrupled down on denial and slander. At this point, what option does a DA have?

    What kind of person doesn’t apologize? People who think they’re above the law. Obama 2.0

      PhillyGuy in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Awww the poor reporter had her feelings hurt. I had to laugh she said weapon/tools..”hands, feet, fist, teeth.” All she did was get moved out of the way.

      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/11/business/media/document-fields-police-report.html

        Whey_standard in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        “hands, feet, fist, teeth” is a pretty common descriptor for the “personal weapons” weapon category on police report software that is NIBRS-compliant,because “personal weapons” is somewhat confusing. It would likely be the only option for the officer to select if the weapon alleged to be used was “hand”, as was alleged here. I don’t get what you find odd about that.

      LastRedoubt in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Apologies are something you give to someone who will accept them in good faith.

      NOT to someone operating in “Feelz” mode, with a history of being overwrought.

      If she had stuck to the facts to begin with, maybe, but she blew it up into a crusade. At that point, it’s just going to be taken as an admission of guilt, and the histrionic types driving the whole thing are just going to use that as encouragement to double down, and continue to lie.

    Evan3457 in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    The relevant Florida Statute says you’re wrong:
    “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.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.”

    It’s misdemeanor battery under (1)(a)1.

      forksdad in reply to Evan3457. | March 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      No, you don’t get to insert yourself inside the security of someone running for POTUS then complain when security removes you.

      She clearly touched Trump against his will, he pulls back from her just as visibly as she was removed. So Trump now files charges?

        Gunstar1 in reply to forksdad. | March 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

        That’s funny, “security” was the guy behind her doing nothing about a reporter asking a question.

        The Campaign Manager was the guy who grabbed her after she asked a question that he apparently did not like being asked.

          forksdad in reply to Gunstar1. | March 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm

          I’m glad you could hear that. Trump apparently did not because he didn’t look at her until she touched him.

          And if the campaign manager had to do security’s job they should be fired for letting an unhinged liar so close.

        Evan3457 in reply to forksdad. | March 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm

        If I recall correctly. Trump answered a question or two from her. He didn’t seem to mind at the time. If I recall correctly, he usually takes questions on his way out of events.

    Ragspierre in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    “That is not battery. Not in the least.”

    Bullshit. Look up the Florida statutes.

    Valerie in reply to PhillyGuy. | March 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    oh, yeah, it’s battery. “Harmful or offensive touching” includes ANY touching. This is settled law. Still, he should have apologized, and they both should have stuck to the facts.

    And anybody who can’t take a scrum should not be a reporter.

      Evan3457 in reply to Valerie. | March 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      And I’ll be she’d have accepted the apology. But the Trump campaign never apologizes, never backs off, never admits it when they’re wrong. It’s who they are, and it’s getting Lewandowski arrested. Kudos to the campaign.

She exaggerated the whole thing and CL lied about it. No video evidence comes close to showing what she described in her recorded conversation with the other reporter. He grabbed her arm & ‘moved’ her, with enough force to cause bruising. That’s assault. He was an idiot for denying grabbing her knowing video had to be out there. The whole thing stinks, no one has a white hat to wear here. Least of all Trump.

But given the background context of BLM, Occupy, Mizzou, illegal immigrant crime, etc. – tempest in a teapot. A media story only because it’s about them.

He tried twice to stop her but she ignored him. The third time he grabbed her arm and pulled her back. She should have moved away from the candidate when Lewandowski initially tried to stop her. But she felt entitled and continued on.

This is a non-story.

    Evan3457 in reply to rokiloki. | March 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I agree it’s not much of a crime, and he’ll likely get off with a fine and/or apology, but not a story?
    Oh, no, it’s a story, and the denials of Lewandowski and Trump make it a story.

    Mercyneal in reply to rokiloki. | March 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Stop her from what ? Trump was talking to the male Washington Post reporter just moments before. Fields identified herself to Trump as a reporter from Breitbart and was doing her job, asking questions, as the male Post reporter was. Notice how Corey didn’t grab the arm of the Washington Post reporter. It was the woman? For what reason? I was a reporter dealing with national figures for over two decades, and many of them had security. Not once did anyone ever lay a hand on me. If they had, I would have reported it too.

      Barry in reply to Mercyneal. | March 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      “I was a reporter dealing with national figures for over two decades, and many of them had security.”

      Ain’t you special.

      How many were under S.S. protection?

I’m just sure that, momentarily, Trump will tweet that he accepts responsibility for whatever it is that his campaign manager did.

Lewandowski needs to learn better technique. Putting your arm out, angling your body and pushing back an aggressive reporter is preferable to grabbing them. No reputable reporter is going to whine that someone pushed past them. Even a reporter who is known for heavily embellishing accounts.

This is the bullcrap that liberals and wambulance chasers file in court…what a non issue.

Special snowflake Michelle better see a doctor. After years of martial arts training, I’ve see people grabbed many times harder then that and never seen them get a bruise. Hemophilia maybe.

    TexMark in reply to RodFC. | March 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I can’t believe you were down-voted.

    Some men can take a beating without bruising. But some women bruise with the same amount of pressure as a firm handshake grip – not even a hard handshake, I mean just a decently firm handshake.

    She bruised from the same pressure on her arm that it takes to stop a child from running out into the street. At least that’s what it looks like.

Didn’t she say she was pulled to the ground? I don’t see that listed here in this article? I also don’t see how this could have been one of the most traumatic things to happen to her since her father died (also something she said). She showed bruises on her forearm, but it appears as though her upper arm was grasped.

Both sides may have been at fault here, but filing charges for something like this, where a reporter got a little too close for comfort to a presidential candidate and was thus “moved”?

Is this what America has become? Heck, this is why Trump is winning!

bilbo.mcfonzie | March 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

For those who are saying this is not a big deal…Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump made it much more significant than it would’ve been. Lewandowski flat lied about what happened- even saying he did not know who Michelle Fields was- and then Trump supported him. If Lewandowski had apologized (or Trump had asked him to resign when he didn’t), then everyone could’ve moved on. Instead, he chose to raise the stakes by handling the situation like he did. You don’t get to call someone a liar, and then quickly move on when it turns out you are the one who lied.

    I am by no means a Trump fan, but after watching all the videos and reviewing all the statements, etc., I don’t think it’s at all safe to say Lewandewski lied about it.

    He approached her from behind, quickly moved her aside and kept going, in none of the videos is he even looking her in the face at any time. To him at the time it probably barely registered, like the kinds of things you do almost by reflex while bulldozing through a crowd.

    Later when he heard that some reporter had accused him of practically throwing her to the ground like a professional wrestler, and he saw a face on her article that he didn’t recognize, his honest and sincere response was probably, “what the hell, nothing like that happened, this crazy woman whom I haven’t even seen before is hallucinating or something”, thus his Tweet.

Bingo.

Gee I have to wonder if our resident millenial KK ever talked about how Don West was a mob lawyer.

casualobserver | March 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm

This is already the most bizarre campaign in my lifetime at this stage. By November I will be so numb to all of this, nothing will surprise me.

Now I read that the D.C. Madam’s attorney is considering sharing information that will make the race even more….uh, “racy” I guess.

Politics really bring out the best in everybody, from supporters to managers to voters to internet trolls, etc.

    If it was Trump then it wouldn’t be news. The NE articles claims one of the 5 was an escort so it could be Cruz.

    Kasich would probably benefit from the release. I don’t see him or Sanders.

    My money is on Hillary but please don’t ask me to think of the details.

I’m sure she’ll be fine.

C’mon, folks. You know if you simply tweet that it never happened, then it never happened. Don’t make the Trumpers get all feverish trying to explain this to you yet again. They hate it when you’re thick like that.

While Trumpophobes and Trumpophiles will engage each other over the gotcha moment, it will most likely help Trump’s poll numbers, regardless.

Twitter Feed:

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Wow, Corey Lewandowski, my campaign manager and a very decent man, was just charged with assaulting a reporter. Look at tapes-nothing there!
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MICHELLE FIELDS UPDATE: Trump campaign manager arrested for battery of female reporter. “The report from the Jupiter Police Department said Corey Lewandowski was charged for intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, a former reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, against her will at a Trump campaign event on March 8.” As I said before, a bought drink and an apology could have fixed this, but they doubled down and called her a liar instead. They chose poorly.
—InstaPundit.

Yes. The Mr. Establishment campaign chooses very, VERY poorly…

http://www.xojane.com/issues/stephanie-cegielski-donald-trump-campaign-defector

It’s like Der Donald and his people are driven by some kind of…I dunno…pathology…

From What I am seeing on Twitter, Corey was not arrested.

    Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | March 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    “Lewandowski turned himself in to Jupiter police just after 8 a.m., according to a police report.”

    One of the great defects of “twitting” instead of reading.

    You make yourself a twit.

      Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      “Was Corey’s behavior acceptable?”

      Yes, she shouldn’t have been that close to a presidential candidate that’s been receiving threats.

      “Would you fire/ask to resign someone in your employ for doing this to a woman?”

      No. Women aren’t special snowflakes and she shouldn’t have been that close to a presidential candidate that’s been receiving threats.

        Kondor77 in reply to Vancomycin. | March 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        She’s a reporter. Not an idiot who rushes the stage.

        Incredible.

        Evan3457 in reply to Vancomycin. | March 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        His behavior in protecting his boss might be marginally acceptable, provided he apologizes or at least explains after she complains. But he lied about her, and his boss either accepted his lies at face value or lied about it himself. And that’s not acceptable. And she didn’t accepted. And now he faces a misdemeanor charge.

        Clever, eh, wot?

      Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Bah, reply was to the wrong person.

      Poor Rags just proved himself a liar once again.

      Corey is not being reported as “being arrested.”

      Keep gnawing on the bone, though… it keeps you occupied.

      HAHAHAHAHA

    Mercyneal in reply to VotingFemale. | March 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Yes, sport, the Jupiter police department confirmed to the Washington Post that Lewandowski was arrested. Trump’s campaign is pretending that he wasn’t

I predict this is yet another faux pearl-clutching moment for the losers-to-be of the 2016 GOP primary: The GOP Establishment and their lofo supporters.

    Kondor77 in reply to VotingFemale. | March 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    We don’t agree on a lot of things. But answer me this.

    Was Corey’s behavior acceptable? Would you fire/ask to resign someone in your employ for doing this to a woman?

      What I would do is let the police do their job and let justice take it’s course.

      As a gotcha moment to derail the Trump Campaign? No, not gong to happen. Anyone believing that is dreaming.

      Kondor77 in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Answer the question please.

        Kondor, it all hinges on ‘alleged,’ doesn’t it?

        Everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty. Right?

        Even if he is proven guilty, so what? It’s a nothing-burger, in my view.

          Kondor77 in reply to VotingFemale. | March 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

          To a neutral person watching that video, you tell me which side they end up on. Both of us are biased. But to a jury?

          When video came out of the Michael Brown robbery inside the convenience store, that was clear evidence of what happened. This latest video, and all the others make it absolutely clear what happened.

          And you’re right. IF he’s proven guilty, nothing happens really. Some community service, maybe a mandated aggression class, etc. But what most of us get out of it is, the vile, childish and slanderous behavior of Lewandowski supporters who still maintain his 100% innocence regardless.

      Sanddog in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      For doing this to a “woman”? How about doing this to anyone? But let me ask you… how many male reporters would have hit the talk show circuit and played the victim card? How many male reporters would have claimed “he almost pulled me to the ground”? When you’re a woman in a field that demands a certain aggressive posture, don’t play the gender card when you’re not treated like a princess.

        “To a woman…” Since when are we women special snowflakes? We have moved beyond being treated as child-like snowflakes.

        Kondor77 in reply to Sanddog. | March 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

        You don’t put your hands on a reporter. This isn’t a Banana Republic or a -stan country. This has absolutely no parallels to people who rush the stage.

        Big security threat she was, that Donald’s security never flinched a muscle during the entire event.

      Mercyneal in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Um, I was a woman reporter dealing with many famous people who had security. Sometimes I had to grab interviews with them where there was a crowd, just as Fields did. If ANYONE had grabbed my arm like that, I would have reported it. Thankfully this never happened to me nor to any other female reporter I know of. Lewandowski just reflects the misogynistic, thug-like atmosphere in the campaign. If he didn’t want Trump bothered by reporters, why didn’t he grab the arm of Washington Post reporter Ben Terris who had just been talking to Trump?

      Because he would have never dared pull that stunt on a male reporter. Corey, as they say, has issues with females.

        Too bad you apparently are not a race minority or you could also throw the race card too. Obama has poisoned political dialog.

        Ragspierre in reply to Mercyneal. | March 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        I would have squared off and kicked the asshole in the havos, and then decked his ass if he didn’t go down.

        But I’m not a 110 pound 20-something female. I’m an old oil field hand and building trades guy.

          To hear you tell it, Corey committed aggravated manslaughter on a week old baby. lolol

          She was pulled away from Trump by someone. I don’t know who it is and there are reports a security guard who resembles Corey was involved.

          Someone was being protective of Trump and likely she violated the rules by being outside the Media corral.

          This is another tempest in a teapot giving you Pro-Establishment types something to clutch like a teddy bear.

          You would have done nothing, ran away, and then talked tough about it anonymously on the internet.

      herm2416 in reply to Kondor77. | March 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      As a woman, I never would have made the claim to the police. Things happen…period. Do I agree with his yank to the arm, no, not really. But, first and foremost, his duty is to his employer…Trump. Whether that is to physically help protect him, run physical interference for him, or just to keep him moving along to his next appearance.
      Fields is in a large group of people, what if someone ELSE had pulled her like that, not attached to the Trump campaign…would she be filing charges?

        I agree Herm. This is an Establishment Equiv Of The #Mazzou Snowflake Meltdown. Liberals’ thinking has taken root in the Minds Of Establishment Jackasses.

        As such, it will strengthen the resolve of fed up Americans to seek the Outsider in this race.

      I would fire the guy who gave the insane snowflake press credentials. For Corey, he would get a pat on the back for doing his job.

I guess now they are going to have to match up where the video shows she was grabbed vs where her bruise marks appeared. Plus show how she was the aggressor.

This is so silly. An even further degradation of what the media has become.

Yes, let’s focus on people who are not running for President, instead of someone like Ted Cruz, who thumps his Bible, humps his mistresses, and gets Carly Fiorina to run interference for him. Cruz = Bill Clinton, both serial liars and adulterers; Heidi = Hillary, both enablers of this misogynistic behavior.

Oh, silly me. This is a pro-Cruz site. My bad.

    Actually, it’s a pro-GOP Establishment site… an ‘anyone but the outsider’ site.

    Ragspierre in reply to ZurichMike. | March 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Actually, you poor, stupid, duped SOS, it’s a CONSERVATIVE site.

    This looks like something it isn’t to the delusional and the Collectivist.

      Ahhh… The Pro-Establishment Site jester. Always entertaining the visitors with his antics and cranial implosions. coo… 😉

      The GOP Establishment Types call themselves “conservative.” What a crock of crap that is.

        Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | March 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

        See? This is the reversion to the months-ago lying, name-calling harpy who tried to silence all opposition to Der Donald.

        She called people “RINOS”, and “assholes” simply because they did not plant their lips on the T=rumpian ass, like she did.

        She called a poster a “communist” for daring to suggest that Putin would kick the ass of Mr. Establishment. And she reveled in it!

        Voting Female is a lying mole troll who PRETENDED a position between Cruz and T-rump.

        She LIED. It is who she is. Like most of the T=rump sucker here.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 2:34 pm

          Rags, I have nothing against your opinion and am certainly not a Trump lover, although I may resign to voting for him.

          I must let you know (as I’m sure you already know on you’re on) that you invite these kind of discourses with your tantrum-laced rants. Chill pills might help every now and then, just an observation.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm

          misused tense of “your” and misspelled “own”…doh

          Keep outing yourself as an Establishment Tool; it amuses the blog guests. What a frigging simpleton you are McFly. shooo weeee 🙂

      Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | March 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      it’s a faux CONSERVATIVE site.

      FIFY, you’re no conservative.

    amwick in reply to ZurichMike. | March 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Nice to see yah ZM. Took long enough. 🙂

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My wife bruises so easily she almost always has bruises on her arms and legs and has no idea how she got them. If I have a noticeable bruise I’ll know exactly how I got it.

Also in regards to those clear bruises on her arm made from fingers, I once noticed bruises exactly like that on my son on his inner thighs when he was 1 or 2. I was really freaked out until I figured out I was the guilty party. It was from me holding him upside down by his legs and blowing raspberries on his tummy. He was so traumatized by the pain he got from those bruises he laughed his head off.

    I also physically bruise quite easily, 5Under3.

    Often, I or someone else will see a bruise on me that I have no idea how it got there.

    The GOP Establishment and their groupies are so pitifully desperate… clutching a wisps straw, they are.

      My mother would bruise from simply being touched very lightly. Also, isn’t clear from video if CL touched her forearm or her upper arm. If upper arm “bruises” were in wrong place.

Where is Heidi Cruz?
That seems to be the game replacing Where’s Waldo.

She has cancelled all her campaign appearances, stopped tweeting.
Just vanished. Hmmmm.

    Heidi has cancelled her New Jersey Campaign gigs, it is reported.

    Could it be b/c running from the Media which seeks comment on Ted’s alleged mistresses?

    Ted was grilled last evening for a definitive denial of sexual misbehavior before the voters. He failed to definitively deny the charges of being a wife cheater.

    I predicted two days ago that would be the first of the “tells” on the #CruzSexScandal, Heidi would disappear from the campaign trail.

    Others predicted were Heidi begins to appear heavily “medicated” and Cruz has “accident” running into a door or something causing bruising or scratches on his face.

    There is talk that next shoe to drop might be the famous DC Madame regarding the Enquirer’s $1,000 hooker.

      I predicted last night that if these allegations of sexual misconduct before the voters has legs, Cruz will likely suspend his campaign in the coming weeks.

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      At the rate things are going, @tedcruz may suspend his campaign in the coming week or two.

      #CruzSexScandal #tcot

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      Forget Kasich, Cruz is the only candidate who can take on Trump, says @monacharenEPPC

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Yep. A big nothing-burger, but the liberal press and liberal executive branch will make sure that this causes as much trouble for Trump as they possibly can. Because politics.

    The Democrat Political Machine will give no quarter to any GOP Nominee.

    Doesn’t matter who it is.

    They will crucify Cruz on an Extremist Cross and I firmly believe Shadow GOP Establishment punks will help them.

    Trump is a whole different matter for the Dems… He is ripping voters away from them like nothing I have witnessed since Reagan.

    Actually, Sargent Schultz, I agree with Newt. It was an impulsive moment for Trump and I am positive he now wishes he could un-tweet it.

    That said, he echoed the sentiments of millions who stand in opposition to the GOP Establishment which funded the Utah attack ad.

https://twitter.com/dmartosko/status/714884879691997189

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UPDATE: Member of Trump’s Secret Service detail confirms Fields touched Trump twice and was warned to stop, before Lewandowski intervened

Whill Fields be charged with assaulting Trump?

OnTheLeftCoast | March 29, 2016 at 3:15 pm

This is a hypothetical question prompted by the video. The scenario: a person providing security extending an arm to prevent people in the crowd – or reporters from approaching too close to their principal. Someone seeking to get closer pushes against the protector.

Wouldn’t that unwanted and deliberate contact constitute battery?

unwanted touchig of another person is technically a battery in Florida. However, there are a number of exigence circumstances which make it allowable. Do tp the high profile nature of this claim, it is impossible to assign a clear ulterior motive to Aronberg’s office for filing the charge.

Now comes the fun part. A lot will depend upon the situation [I was unable to get the video to run so I can’t really comment on that] and the credibility of the participants. If Lewandowski restrained Corey from getting too close to Trump, after Trump had walked away, this may constitute sufficient exigent circumstances to allow the contact, especially if Corey was merely restrained and not “nearly thrown to the ground” as she claimed. The way that Corey characterized the incident appears to be sensationalized and this could hurt her credibility. As to Lewandowski’s statement that he did not know Corey and did not nearly throw her to the ground, this may be totally accurate. If the video supports this, then his credibility improves.

So, tempest in a teapot, which would have been completely ignored if it didn’t involve Trump in some way.

Why Ted Cruz’s sex life matters: The GOP’s toxic “family values” charade deserves continued scrutiny

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/29/ted_cruzs_sex_life_matters_the_gops_toxic_family_values_charade_deserves_continued_debunking/

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Gaghdad Britt’s toxic anti-conservative charade deserves continuous outing.

    As does his using “Salon” as a source authority for his lying bullshit.

    Valerie in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Yeah, we need to know what the perps at Salon think, because they lay awake nights thinking up things to say that they hope will harm all Republicans.

      The Cruz affairs are true. He won’t deny them. He says vote for me in primary because I will beat Hillary. What salon is saying is exactly the reasons that will be given by democrats and the entire media to destroy Cruz in general election. That is exactly why it is highly relevant in republican primary.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 8:42 pm

        And everyone here knows that the Dems will tell these stories even if they’re known to not be true. (Harry Reid, anyone?) So they’re quite relevant.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/28/trump_cnonfidant_roger_stone_drops_bombshell_after_bombshell_about_cruz_sex_scandal_if_its_not_true_sue_me_immediately.html

Trump confidant Roger Stone spoke with Frank Morano on AM970 The Answer in New Jersey/New York on Sunday morning about allegations that he planted the story in this week’s National Enquirer accusing Ted Cruz of multiple extra-marital affairs.

“He’s a lawyer himself,” he said, “so why won’t he sue? It won’t cost him anything. To be absolutely clear — Cruz won’t sue because the allegations are largely true.”

Basics:

— “The Rubio campaign elected not to use this information, but they kept it as a hedge about some of the allegations about Rubio’s personal life.”

— “Cruz holds himself out as a moral exemplar, and I think it is the hypocrisy that once again is problematic here. Where’s his lawsuit? Where’s his $100 million lawsuit against the National Enquirer…”

— “This is very much like the John Edwards case, when the Washington Post, who is chasing this story, or the AP, who is chasing the story. The dirty little secret here is this isn’t just the National Enquirer, this is major media organizations. Every major media organization in the country is pursuing this story. And they are well familiar with the names.”

— “And you have to wonder whether these women, one of whom worked for the Carly Fiorina campaign and then shortly thereafter Ted Cruz pays Carly half a million dollars. Ted despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted. What is the $500,000 for? Can you say hush money?”

— “Maybe Donald Trump is talking about Heidi’s mental breakdown, and the fact that she was found by the local police wandering and disoriented, and she was deemed to be a threat to herself.”

— “Heidi with her husband posing as a conservative Republican was a top aide to Condoleezza Rice at the National Security Council prior to going to the U.S. Trade Rep’s office where she was a top aide for Robert Zelick, who took her to Goldman Sachs — You remember who they are? The bank you and I bailed out.– Goldman then subsequently gave a million dollar illegal sweetheart deal to the Cruz campaign, which he lied about.”

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Stone was the nexus of one of the first lies T-rump told after announcing.

    He lied that he’d fired Stone, when Stone was saying he’d quit over the Kelly/T-rump stupidity.

    T-rump lies. As do his “people”. But they’re ALL THE BEST…!!!

    Valerie in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I thoughht this thread was about a change of battery against a member of the Trump campaign. Citations to allegations about Cruz sound …. trollish, in this context.

    quiksilverz24 in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    To quote: “He can talk about it, but I haven’t seen nothing done.”

    That’s correct, in a sense. The use of a double negative is a positive. Cruz has been leading the fight against comprehensive immigration reform (Which Trump favors) to have individual parts of the overall policy reformed one at a time.

    Additionally, this is just a hit piece on Cruz, the opinion of one guy towards Cruz. Trump let him on stage. Big deal. Trump USED this man to garner attention to his campaign. He’s using the liberal card, using emotion over fact and reasoning to garner support.

      janitor in reply to quiksilverz24. | March 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Trump USED this man to garner attention to his campaign. He’s using the liberal card, using emotion over fact and reasoning to garner support.

      Hm. You have a point. Let’s see… how can we get the emotion out when presenting the cold fact that a man’s son was murdered by an illegal alien…

      Got it: do like Obama.

    Valerie in reply to Gary Britt. | March 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Yet another attempt to hijack a thread by changing the subject. It makes me think that there is substance to the notion that Trump supporters are really a bunch of bullying denizens of DU.

quiksilverz24 | March 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm

With all of the anger ‘ol Gary has towards LI and its readers, you would think he would start up his own blog that is pro Trump. He certainly can copy and paste links and snippets of articles here in the comments. If he is such a believer in the entrepreneurial spirit of his Trumpness, one would think he would follow suit. In true liberal fashion, though, he’ll let others do the real work for him.

http://twitchy.com/2016/03/29/breitbarts-joel-pollak-responds-to-lewandowski-arrest/

Yep. Even the T-rump suckers at TrumpBart have to step up to the reality of the thug’s conduct.

    I checked on that Twitchy article, Rags.

    It returns a 404 Error. Seems Twitchy is down till further notice.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Check it now, crazy, lying, T-rump sucking cat lady.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I used to come here looking forward specifically to reading your comments, Rags. Now I’m as likely to vote them down, not for your opinions on things political (which I never did always agree with, but once found insightful and entertaining), but for your attitude, your insults and name-calling, and your intolerance of other’s opinions and support for candidates you don’t support. You need to take a break and step away from the keyboard.


Clinton Operative Files Bogus Criminal Charges Against Corey Lewandowski

March 29, 2016 By Mike Cernovich 27 Comments

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 (http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/11/17/hillary-clintons-150-member-florida-team-a-little-thin-on-palm-beach-county-backers/).

Citation: http://www.dangerandplay.com/2016/03/29/corey-lewandowski-battery-michelle-fields/

Who will protect the Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty for all? Who will revitalize our economy? Who will appoint Supreme Court justices that will respect our Constitution and the proper role of judges? Who will support strong families and a culture of marriage? Who will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care system that is just, affordable, and respectful of our rights to conscience? Who will take the fight to ISIS and protect Christians in the Middle East and Americans at home?

The answer is obvious. We believe the choice is now clear.

Today we are proud to endorse Ted Cruz for President.”
– See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/03/the-ted-cruz-endorsement-you-may-have-missed#sthash.UARG7LFa.dpuf

Yep. The battle lines are being drawn. Cruz is the man with the character, guts, and Constitutional principles.

    Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | March 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    “Cruz is the man with the character, guts, and Constitutional principles.”

    Kill the fags. Real character there. Guts – zero.

    Constitutional principles – he’d sell his soul and the constitution to be president.

Twitter is currently awash with big name Trump defenders using the top two kerfuffles as a ‘teachable moment’ by spanking Trump to get him to modulate his knee-jerk twitter commentary with critical thought towards giving ammo to the Establishment Leftists & lofo Establishment-loving voter bunnies.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/03/29/trump-attacks-walker-he-shouldve-raised-taxes-in-wisconsin-n2140555

Yep. Mr. Establishment LIES about the Wish-consin experience.

There’s nothing he won’t lie about, really.

Breaking: Secret Service attempted to stop Michelle Fields from touching Donald Trump. “Member of Trump’s Secret Service detail confirms Fields touched Trump twice and was warned to stop, before Lewandowski intervened.”

“Pushy broad…” If someone had done this to Obama, he or she would have been seriously injured.

Twitter Feed:

The Hill
@thehill

Trump spox floats restricting press access after campaign manager charged with battery

http://hill.cm/67ZhuUj

http://pic.twitter.com/RfmaTfHVS7

2:41pm · 29 Mar 2016 · SocialFlow

13 Retweets 9 Likes

Breaking News Minutes Ago From The GOP Front Runner, Mr Donald J. Trump

Twitter Feed:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

Final #’s just announced in the GREAT State of MO. TRUMP WINS! New certified #’s show a 365 vote increase for me- @ least 12 more delegates!

5:07pm · 29 Mar 2016 · Twitter for iPhone

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Greta says no Battery and charges should not have been brought. Also says case will go to trial if charges not dropped and Corey will be found not guilty.

Brett… it is amazing to see folks here and elsewhere fall right into line with Liberals running the GOP Establishment.

Twitter Feed:

Ann Coulter
‏@AnnCoulter

Under conservatives’ new “precious snowflake” rules, this tweet is a sexual assault, if not a gang rape.

Ann Coulter Retweeted:

John Podhoretz @jpodhoretz

In her 20s, Ann Coulter would get enraged if a man didn’t hold a door open for her.

https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/714961379464232962

Retweets 217 Likes 534

4:58 PM – 29 Mar 2016

Watched Trump on CNN Townhall tonight. WOW he really knocked it out of the park. Trump has a shot at winning Wisconsin !! Cruz still favored probably but Trump was the man.

    quiksilverz24 in reply to Gary Britt. | March 30, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Trump could have shot Anderson on live TV, and you would still be saying that he is the man. Trump could have pulled down his pants and shown his withering manhood, and you would still be saying he is the man. No matter what, he is supposedly “The Man.”

    I’ll be honest, I used to be “Trump-curious.” No more. Once he got his panties in a tizzie over Meghan Kelly, I lost all respect.

Twitter Feed:

Voting Female
@VotingFemale

Trump Takes Back Pledge To Support GOP Nominee

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/trump-takes-back-pledge-to-support-gop-nominee-221363

#WIprimary

#copolitics #nra #tcot #pjnet

http://pic.twitter.com/KWIIh13ZiN

9:22pm · 29 Mar 2016 · TweetDeck

    quiksilverz24 in reply to VotingFemale. | March 30, 2016 at 12:58 am

    No one saw that coming…

    Just proves that Trump is not a Republican, definitely not a conservative. He is in the race for one person, and one person only: Himself!

      Put yourself in Trump’s shoes, Quiksilver.

      Both Kasich & Cruz implicitly refused to back Trump if he were the nominee. With that information in mind, who would logically expect Trump to react differently?

      GOP is rewriting the rules of the game on the fly daily, it seems.

http://www.redstate.com/absentee/2016/03/29/donald-trumps-amazing-technicolor-dream-list-governments-functions/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

What you get out of the Mr. Establishment word-salad is BIG GOVERNMENT. That IS who he IS.

Watch and see…

    spartan in reply to Ragspierre. | March 30, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Rags ….

    Nixon would be so proud of our Trumpettes. I am convinced they see this as a third-rate battery. They ignore the cover-ups of Team Trump and Breitbart and continue to plug up the leaks on the SS Trump. I watched this act the first time and I can say it does not end well.

    Yet, they continue to attack Cruz over a phony story that I am convinced comes from one source; Team Trump.

      Ragspierre in reply to spartan. | March 30, 2016 at 8:09 am

      There are apt parallels to Nixon, yet Der Donald is, IMNHO, Nixon on crack. He makes Nixon look like a normal, well-adjusted, self-assured presidential guy.

      Jimmah Caaaartah was the Man From Plains. Dollar Bill Clinton the Man From Hope.

      T-rump’s The Man From WrestleMania.

      I also note with some interest and a lot of amusement that the “Cruz sex scandal” is going as limp as Der Donald’s love of the Constitution.

      People who flak that crap should be ashamed, but at least several of them here have totally lost the capacity. And it really is a sickness.

        Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | March 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm

        “I also note with some interest and a lot of amusement that the “Cruz sex scandal” is going as limp as Der Donald’s love of the Constitution.”

        You don’t know much about the history of political sex scandals if you think it has gone stale in this short period of time.

        Might be false, might be true. I’d bet there is fire where there is smoke.

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