Now that it looks like they’re going to throw the book at Corey Lewandowski, and I don’t mean the “Art of the Deal,” it’s worthwhile to take a look at the excuses he made when he was first caught.
Everyone has pointed out that he claimed he never met her, and that the assault never happened.
But he also made the contradictory claim that someone ELSE grabbed Michelle Fields!!
Here’s his retweet of a TrumpBart, excuse me, Breitbart.com article:
Geez buddy you really should have deleted that!! Ya THINK it might help prove to a jury that you were lying irrationally to defend your guilty actions? Kinda!!
Here’s what TrumpBart… excuse me, darn those typos.. Breitbart.com wrote:
New video of Donald Trump’s press conference Tuesday evening shows that the Washington Post’s account of an altercation involving Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields could not possibly have happened as Ben Terris reported.
In conducting our own due diligence, we have reviewed as much video footage and other evidence as possible, and present it in the interest of transparency.
Contrary to what Donald Trump said Thursday evening after the GOP debate, the incident certainly happened. However, the person who made contact with Fields was likely not Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
As Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson said Thursday on the Fox Business Network, “someone probably did grab her,” i.e. Fields, though Pierson claimed it could not have been Lewandowski.
Audio of the incident, published on Politico, shows Fields asking Terris if the individual who pulled her left arm was, in fact, “Corey.” Terris says it was — an assertion he later repeated in print: “I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager.”
However, Lewandowski was not the only “man with short-cropped hair and a suit” walking near Trump. And he was walking on the opposite side of Trump from Fields, and Terris.
A photograph by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford, Terris’s colleague, released by ABC News World News Tonight, and taken seconds before the altercation took place, shows two men with short-cropped hair.
You see?!? TrumpBart conducted their “due diligence” and found that it was someone else!!
Oh and by the way, this ENTIRE TIME the Donald had the surveillance video that proved Corey DID IT, even as he lied and denied it. You think maybe reporters should let the American people know how he lies at the drop of a toupee?
Now someone get this to the prosecutor’s office.