(Alternate title: The Nothingburger That Ate Twitter”)
From Allahpundit at Hot Air:
I remember the day after Fields accused Lewandowski of grabbing her arm the refrain from Trump fans on Twitter was “Prove it! File a police report or you’re lying.” So she filed a police report. Then the refrain was “It was the other guy standing behind Trump, not Lewandowski!” Then new video came out showing, no, it was Lewandowski. Then the refrain was “He barely touched her. No one could seriously believe this is battery.” So now he’s been charged with battery.
There’ll be a new refrain today. Never forget: You’ll never talk someone out of believing something they really want to believe.
Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump campaign manager, was charged this morning with misdemeanor battery after allegations of forcefully grabbing a reporter at a Jupiter news conference, town police confirmed this morning…
Lewandowski turned himself in to Jupiter police just after 8 a.m., accoriding to a police report…
Fields, who Tweeted photos of bruises on her arm she said resulted from the battery, resigned Breitbart less than a week after the incident. She cited Breitbart’s refusal to stand behind her amid the allegations as her reason for leaving.
ZOMG!!! HE TOUCHED HER!! HE REALLY TOUCHED HER!!!!!!!
If you watched that video and didn’t know what to look for, would you notice anything amiss? I have always believed that there was probably some contact made, although not necessarily by Lewandowski. So what?
When this epic saga first broke we were led to believe that Lewandowski was a “thug” who “roughed up” and “manhandled” Michelle Fields and practically flung her to the floor. The poor delicate flower was left traumatized and bruised.
I have never heard of a prosecutor filing charges in a case like this, even when the “victim” was a cop. Touching a cop can get you arrested and ruin your evening but without something more it usually goes away after you spend the night in the pokey.
I really hope Lewandowski takes this case to a jury.
Juries tend to get annoyed if you waste their time. They didn’t want to be there in the first place and most criminal trials are not very exciting to watch in real life. Even if they think the defendant was technically guilty they still vote to acquit. If the guy spent a night or two in jail because he didn’t have bail money the prosecutor will offer at the arraignment to let them plead guilty for a sentence of time served.
If I was on a civil jury I would find for the plaintiff in the amount of one dollar. Fine, you won, now take your dollar and go home.