New Video From C-SPAN Shows Trump Campaign Manager Reaching for Breitbart Reporter’s Arm
In the continuing saga of the alleged assault of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Fields has now filed a criminal complaint against Lewandowski.
The police report alleges battery on the part of Lewandowski and was filed in Jupiter, Florida, where the incident took place. The Jupiter Police Department emailed Mother Jones a press release stating that it is “currently investigating an alleged battery,” and confirming that a police report was filed on Friday at 10 a.m.
But the website Fields works for, Breitbart “News,” is now sliming their own reporter: Video Emerges to Suggest WaPo Reporter Ben Terris Misidentifies Lewandowski in Fields Incident.
Amazingly sleazy, even for one of the sleaziest right wing sites on the web.
Washington Post reporter Ben Terris is standing by his account: Washington Post reporter rebuts Breitbart story about possible mistaken identity in Michelle Fields incident.
Terris isn’t budging. “I saw what I saw,” said Terris in a brief chat with this blog. During the whole incident, says Terris, he had his “eyes trained on Corey Lewandowski,” because Terris was there to profile the campaign team with a focus on Lewandowski. Terris took strong issue with Pollak’s assertion that mistaken identity is the “likeliest explanation” based in part on Lewandowski’s denials. “Because he denied it?” asked Terris. “This is Breitbart.” The Daily Beast, citing “sources,” reported that Lewandowski had acknowledged to Breitbart News’s Matthew Boyle having grabbed Fields. “Lewandowski’s explanation to Boyle, said these sources, was that he and Fields had never met before and that he didn’t recognize her as a Breitbart reporter, instead mistaking her for an adversarial member of the mainstream media.”
“This is Breitbart.” Exactly.
But a new video has now emerged from C-SPAN that supports Michelle Fields’ story. This clip clearly shows Lewandowski reaching for Fields’ arm at the 9 second mark.
Different angle of Michelle Fields, Ben Terris and Corey Lewandowski. pic.twitter.com/bw3uYfHbKY