Last week, anti-Trump Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields claimed that she was assaulted by Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and ever since she’s tried her best to torpedo Trump’s campaign with the accusations. However, she’s likely not a happy girl right now after a new video has surfaced that, for all intents and purposes, should end her career.
A couple of days ago, I wrote a lengthy report detailing the many reasons that Fields’ story seemed to be a giant made-up hoax, which included several videos showing different angles of the alleged incident. However, none of the videos available at the time showed the exact moment that Fields said the alleged assault occurred.
But that changed today.
For those unaware, Fields was joined by Washington Post reporter and professional hack Ben Terris at the event in Florida, and Terris was supposedly Fields’ star witness to the whole ordeal. According to Terris, Lewandowski grabbed Fields’ arm with such force that it nearly brought her to the ground and left bruising on her arm, despite the fact she was wearing a heavy jacket that should have protected her.
Breitbart News had published a story that also rebutted the claims made by Fields and Terris, and in response, Terris doubled down on his assertion that it was, in fact, Lewandowski that assaulted Fields.
Check out an excerpt from the Washington Post story below:
For his part, Terris isn’t budging. “I saw what I saw,” said Terris in a brief chat with this blog. During the whole incident, says Terris, he had his “eyes trained on Corey Lewandowski,” because Terris was there to profile the campaign team with a focus on Lewandowski. Terris took strong issue with Pollak’s assertion that mistaken identity is the “likeliest explanation” based in part on Lewandowski’s denials. “Because he denied it?” asked Terris. “This is Breitbart.” The Daily Beast, citing “sources,” reported that Lewandowski had acknowledged to Breitbart News’s Matthew Boyle having grabbed Fields. “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.”
Keep in mind, throughout this entire drawn-out ordeal, Trump and Lewandowski have maintained Lewandowski’s innocence. However, that hasn’t stopped Fields from continuing to push the issue, and she even went as far as filing criminal charges against Trump’s campaign manager.
Well, Fields and Terris are both in for a very, very rude awakening after new video surfaced showing the exact moment in which Fields claims she was assaulted by Lewandowski. Oh yeah, not only is there no assault, but Lewandowski doesn’t even touch her as he walks by.
Check it out, via the Gateway Pundit:
Yeah, she lied. She lied big time, and because she lied to this extent, her career needs to be terminated immediately.
When she first “broke” this “story,” Fields claimed that as a reporter, you never want to become the story. In her own words, this is what she wrote on Breitbart:
I wasn’t called upon to ask a question during the televised press conference, but afterwards Trump wandered around, stopping at every reporter to take their questions. When he approached me, I asked him about his view on an aspect of affirmative action.
Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.
The Washington Post’s Ben Terris immediately remarked that it was Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who aggressively tried to pull me to the ground. I quickly turned around and saw Lewandowski and Trump exiting the building together. No apology. No explanation for why he did this.
She ended her completely bogus recollection of events by saying this:
Many people have been asking me on Twitter and in emails what exactly happened Tuesday night. I hope this article answers those questions and I can get back to reporting the news, not being a part of it.
The problem is, she lied to make herself the story, and it’s not the first time this kind of thing has happened. While working at PJ Media, she also accused decorated Army veteran and American hero Colonel Allen West of sexual assault, and when confronted over the allegations, she went completely silent.
Fields has demonstrated she hasn’t the ability to be honest, and her dishonesty caused great damage to a presidential campaign’s integrity. If Breitbart had any integrity, it would immediately fire her while issuing apologies to the reporter they fired for questioning Fields’ story, and the Washington Post needs to fire Terris for his role as well.
Trump needs to bring a libel suit against Fields and her co-conspirators, because this kind of behavior from a reporter is completely unacceptable, and others need to see what happens when people are this dishonest.