Trump Campaign manager charged in Breitbart reporter incident

Corey Lewandowski: Credit Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump says his campaign manager is “absolutely innocent” following a decision by Florida police to charge him with battery.

The Republican front-runner issued a statement Tuesday after Jupiter, Florida, police charged Corey Lewandowski with battery for an incident involving a reporter earlier in the month.

A video surveillance tape obtained by The Associated Press appears to show Lewandowski grabbing a reporter for Breitbart News, Michelle Fields arm as she tried to ask Trump a question during a March 8 campaign event.

The police report states: “Lewandowski grabbed (Michelle) Fields’ left arm with his right hand causing her to turn and step back.” Fields showed police her left forearm which “appeared to show a grabbing-type injury,” according to the investigating officer.

Trump said Lewandowski “will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”

Lewandowski has retained an attorney in West Palm Beach.

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