Back to the Corey Lewandowski saga and his grab of Michelle Fields.

Politico reports that the local prosecutor will not pursue the case despite a finding of probable cause by the police:

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….

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.

The failure to prosecute, if it turns out to be the case, will be portrayed as vindication for Lewandowski — but it likely is just the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

It’s entirely possible that everything in Field’s complaint and the police findings were true, but the prosecutor declined to prosecute because it did not constitute a crime provable beyond a reasonable doubt. We won’t know until the prosecutor’s press conference when he explains the decision.

Remember David Gregory? He committed a D.C. gun law violation on TV, bu the prosecutor declined to prosecute.

Of course, this nuance will be lost in the news cycle.



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