PALM BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2016 — Palm Beach County Florida prosecutor Dave Aronberg refused to charge Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with assault for preventing a seemingly aggressive reporter from getting too close to his candidate.
Citing what he called a “reasonable hypothesis of innocence,” Aronberg rejected the assertion by reporter Michelle Fields, who at the time worked for conservative website Breitbart News, that Lewandowski assaulted her when he physically redirected her away from Trump during Trump’s March 8 victory celebration at Mar-a-Lago, his luxury resort.
Aronberg is a member of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s leadership council.
The New York Daily News described Fields as a “serial accuser;” she earlier accused a New York City police officer of “knocking her down,” and she is prone to “inserting herself into stories instead of reporting them.”
That last foible is understandable in light of The Hill’s ranking her among 2015’s “50 Most Beautiful” Washington insiders.
But the FBI wasn’t distracted by Fields’ good looks. It aided Lewandowski by telling the Palm Beach prosecutor it’s not unusual for campaign staffers to assist Secret Service agents in preventing unauthorized persons from getting within striking distance of a possible leader of the free world.
“Manhandle away” the FBI seemed to say, “even the insufferable members of the press.”
That flies in the face of comments made shortly after the Fields incident by rival Republican candidate Ted Cruz.
“When you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence against the members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discourse.”
America’s rigged political system already encourages “nasty discourse.” That nastiness began when Trump’s candidacy, considered a joke by the press and the political establishments of both parties, captured the imagination of Americans who are outraged by the unholy bipartisan alliance sustaining illegal immigration in America.
In late March, Apple CEO Tim Cook, SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk – both Hillary Clinton supporters – met at a luxury resort at Sea Island, Georgia, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, GOP political Svengali Karl Rove, GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic Representative John Delaney and New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, among many others, to plan the U.S. elite’s “stop Trump” stratagem.
Michelle Fields’ bogus assault charge against Trump’s campaign manager was a small part of the aforementioned stratagem from Trump’s bipartisan, serial accusers.