Politico Posts Transcript of Audio from Lewandowski Allegedly Assaulting Reporter


Politico today exclusively obtained audio from the incident two nights ago when Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, allegedly assaulted a Breitbart reporter.

Michelle Fields wrote up exactly what happened and even tweeted out a picture of her bruised arm this afternoon:

Some people are skeptical of her account, despite the fact another reporter nearby witnessed the whole thing, but audio has now emerged.

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Politico reporter Hadas Gold explained that she has audio of the incident, but agreed not to post it:

The transcript reveals that Fields was trying to ask Trump about affirmative action before the scuffle occurred.

Washington Post reporter Ben Terris, the aforementioned witness, spoke to her, and this is what they said:

Terris: “You OK?”

Fields: “Holy sh*t.”

Terris: “Yea he just threw you down.”

Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey?”

Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?”

Fields: “That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That’s insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”

Terris: “Can I put that in my story?”

Fields: “Yeah, go for it — that was really awful. That’s so unprofessional.”

Terris: “He really just almost threw you down on the ground.”

Fields: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. I don’t even what to do [about] what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that.”

Terris: “What threat were you?”

Fields: “Nothing. I was asking about affirmative action.”

Terris: “And he probably knows you, right?”

Fields: “Yeah, I don’t understand. That looks horrible. You’re going after a Breitbart reporter, the people who are nicest to you?”

Terris: “I know, I’m going to put it in my story.”

After Politico tweeted this out, Fields tweeted it out as well in response to Lewandowski’s unbelievable effort to discredit her:

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