Trump Campaign Manager Lewandowski Will Not be Charged With Battery Against Reporter

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Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will not be charged with battery in Florida, the Palm Beach state attorney announced Thursday.

The campaign released a statement soon after saying that Lewandowski was "gratified" by the decision.

Lewandowski last month faced misdemeanor battery charges from police in Jupiter, Fla. after he allegedly  grabbed the arm of former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields during a March 8 press conference.

Fields said she had asked Trump a question Trump National in Jupiter when Lewandowski grabbed her and nearly pulled her onto the floor. Washington Post reporter Ben Terris said he witnessed the alleged attack.

Trump and Lewandowski have repeatedly denied the claims.

Fields told TheBlaze Wednesday that she would pursue a defamation civil lawsuit.

Politico reported Wednesday evening that Lewandowski would not be charged with battery ahead of the state attorney's live announcement Thursday, citing anonymous sources. Fields called the leak "ugly" and said she would be fine with an apology from Lewandowski.


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