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Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Arrested For Battery Of Reporter

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:45:19 Z)

Donald Trump's top campaign aide Corey Lewandowski has been arrested and charged with battery against a reporter in Jupiter, Florida. The alleged battery occurred at a March 8 Trump rally when Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields tried to ask Trump a question and his campaign manager grabbed her arm and pushed her away from the candidate.

Police provided this security camera video of the incident to Lead Stories:

A Trump spokeswoman said Lewandowski is "absolutely innocent" would plead not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. He turned himself in Tuesday morning and was released with orders to face a judge on May 4.

Read the full police report here

Trump reacted via Twitter, suggesting the video showed "nothing there."

Fields resigned from Breitbart after a less-than-enthusiastic defense of the journalist by the conservative website, which is a favorite of Trump supporters.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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