Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assaulting Reporter

Corey Lewandowski slapped with misdemeanor battery charge in Florida
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2016 10:59 AM CDT

An ex-Breitbart reporter filed an assault report against Donald Trump's campaign manager earlier this month, and Tuesday morning those accusations came to roost. Corey Lewandowski turned himself over to police in Jupiter, Fla., just after 8am, and he was charged with misdemeanor battery, the Palm Beach Post reports. The charges stemmed from a March 8 Trump rally, at which reporter Michelle Fields alleges that Lewandowski grabbed her left arm, causing bruising. "Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge," Trump himself said in a statement, per CNBC. "He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated." (There are others who aren't fans of Lewandowski.)

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