Top Trump Aide Charged In FL Incident


ABC NEWS-     Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged today with battery of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a recent incident at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, police said.

Lewandowski was charged with one count of simple battery, a misdemeanor, by the Jupiter Police Department.

“Lewandowski then grabbed Fields’ left arm with his right hand, causing her to turn and step back,” according to the police report, describing new video of the incident. “Based on the above-described investigation, probable cause exists to charge Corey Lewandowski.”

The Trump campaign responded in a statement asserting Lewandowski’s innocence.

“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge. 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.”

Police documents say that Lewandowski was arrested and charged this morning, however, Trump’s campaign said he was not arrested.

Florida state code categorizes a first-time battery as a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Jupiter Police told ABC News that Lewandowski is scheduled to appear in court on April 4.