[guest post by Dana]
So, it looks like *Little Lyin’ Lewandowski will not be prosecuted for battery against reporter Michelle Fields:
The decision not to press charges against Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be announced on Thursday afternoon by Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg.
Fields may still pursue a defamation case against Lewandowski, a source said.
Further, this from Aronberg:
…[H]e pointed out that Jupiter police had a low “probable cause” standard to cite Lewandowski for battery. But the responsibility for moving forward with a full-blown prosecution rested with Aronberg’s office, which had to consider whether a crime occurred and whether they believed a jury of Floridians would prosecute.
“We have a higher standard to go forward with a prosecution,” he said.
Michelle Fields responded to the news:
Prosecutor’s office told me they would inform me of decision tomorrow. If reports true, guess they decided to leak to reporters first. Ugly.
Inside source tells @nbcnews state attorney tried to cut deal where Lewandowski publicly apologized to Fields. Source says Fields agreed, but it’s unclear if Lewandowski did.
Fields just confirmed this:
For those asking, office of prosecutor asked 2 weeks ago if I’d be ok with an apology from Corey. I said ya but haven’t heard back about it
As of this writing, I cannot find a comment from either Lewandowski or Trump regarding the decision.
Also, as has been said: The exercise of prosecutorial discretion is not innocence
(*A mash-up of Trump’s nicknames for Cruz and Rubio, but it seems to be far more fitting when combined and referring to Lewandowski.)
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: As I said a while back:
[I]f prosecutors decide not to file charges — and they may so decide — the same people saying that the prosecutors should exercise discretion will take the non-filing as TOTAL VINDICATION OF LEWANDOWSKI and PROOF THAT THE WHORE WAS LYING!!!!!11!1!!!
But you can’t stop stupidity.
You sure can’t.