Secret Service source: Breitbart reporter touched Trump
'She crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to'Published: 19 hours ago
Then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields attempts to ask questions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, far right, staring in her direction (Photo: Twitter)
Donald Trump claims a former Breitbart reporter made unwanted physical contact with him before his campaign manager allegedly grabbed the reporter’s arm – and a member of Trump’s Secret Service detail is backing up the GOP front-runner’s story.
After claiming former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields touched him, Trump asked Tuesday, “Can I press charges?”
As WND reported, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, 41, is accused of accosting Fields at the March 8 rally after she purportedly touched Trump’s arm. Lewandowski was formally charged with misdemeanor battery Tuesday. Fields filed a police report three days after the incident in Jupiter, Florida, and claimed the encounter left bruises on her arm.
Lewandowski turned himself in to Jupiter, Florida, police early in the morning.
According to a report in London’s Daily Mail, a member of Trump’s Secret Service detail, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Fields touched Trump two times, and she was ordered by agents to stop before Lewandowski pulled her away.
“She crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to,” the agent reportedly told the Daily Mail.
He didn’t indicate why Secret Service agents didn’t intervene when Fields allegedly touched Trump.
In security footage of the incident, Fields cannot be seen making physical contact with Trump. However, the video does appear to show Trump pulling his arm away from Fields. And Trump posted an image of Fields apparently brushing his elbow with her hand at the event.
The footage also clearly shows Lewandowski reaching for the reporter’s arm.
But it doesn’t show Fields being nearly thrust to the floor, as she claimed.
Close-up image of security footage shows Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reaching for Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields
“We supplied those tapes and those tapes to me are very conclusive,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.
Security footage of the incident can be seen below:
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