State Attorney: No charges for Trump aide

Posted at 1:46 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 23:39:09-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor who has decided not to pursue battery charges against Donald Trump's top aide says he talked with the female reporter who was grabbed and she is upset by his decision.

Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg said during a news conference Thursday that he had spoken to reporter Michelle Fields.

She worked for the conservative Breitbart News website at the time and was trying to ask Trump a question after a March 8 appearance.

She tweeted a photograph of bruises on her forearm and said she had been yanked backward.

Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski had denied grabbing Fields and Trump had stood by him. The prosecutor says he spoke with the Republican presidential candidate about the case, but it didn't have any bearing on the decision.

Aronberg says there is not enough evidence to pursue a charge against Lewandowski.