Tuesday 17 July 2018

Aide to Donald Trump cleared of wrongdoing over incident with female reporter

Donald Trump resisted calls to sack his aide
Donald Trump resisted calls to sack his aide

A US prosecutor has decided to drop charges against Donald Trump's top aide for grabbing a female reporter.

The statement on Thursday says that campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is gratified by the decision and appreciates the thoughtful consideration and professionalism by the Palm Beach state attorney and his staff who carefully reviewed the matter.

It also says he appreciated Mr Trump's loyalty and the support of his colleagues and family during this time and said the matter is now concluded.

Mr Lewandowski denied grabbing reporter Michelle Fields and Mr Trump stood by him, rejecting calls by his opponents to fire him.

Instead he went after Ms Fields, accusing her of exaggerating and changing her story.

The prosecutor said on Thursday that there was not enough evidence to pursue charges.

Press Association

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