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American Politics in 2016



So this happened:

Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields has filed a criminal complaint against Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, the Independent Journal reported Friday.

Citing an anonymous source, the news site reported Fields filed assault charges with the Jupiter, Florida police after Lewandowski allegedly roughed her up after a Trump press conference there.

Fields alleges Lewandowski grabbed her arm and nearly knocked her to the ground after she tried to ask Trump a question after presser had ended, an account which audio of the run-in published Thursday by Politico seems to support.

To be Scrupulously Fair, Lewandowski is apologetic that he assaulted the wrong kind of reporter:

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.

Prediction markets estimate that Donald Trump has a roughly 70% chance of being the Republican nominee.

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