GOP presidential candidate and “Contrarian Commentary” columnist Andy Martin says that the criminal accusations against Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski are a joke. In reality, the Democratic Party establishment is trying to “feminize” the presidential election process to benefit Hillary Clinton. Andy’s explosive allegations follow below.
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GOP presidential candidate and “Contrarian Commentary” columnist Andy Martin is outraged by the abuse of the criminal justice process in Florida
Andy says Michelle Fields’ criminal claims against Corey Lewandowski are a joke
Andy says Palm Beach County’s closeted homosexual prosecutor may come under back door political pressure to harass Donald Trump and Corey Lewandowski
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(Palm Beach, FL) (March 30, 2016)
This is my nineteenth letter to the American people from the 2016 campaign trail (# 14 is still in progress, coming in hours; promises, promises).
Due to a fluke in scheduling I will not be returning to New Hampshire for several days. So I have had a front row seat observing the flapdoodle between former journalist Michelle Fields and Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Let me start with a few disclaimers. No one has asked me to write this letter. I do not know Corey Lewandowski or anyone in the Trump campaign. Corey and I are both Granite Staters, so you might perceive a little parochial bias in my coming to the defense of a fellow New Hampshireite. I am neither supporting nor opposing Trump; in fact, I wrote a rather critical letter yesterday about Trump’s campaign. So I am not in anyone’s back pocket. Ask anyone in New Hampshire who knows me. I am a straight-arrow, stand-up conservative. What you see is what you get.
When I saw the original stories yesterday about the charge against Lewandowski I wasn’t planning to write anything. Then I saw the front-page story in the New York Times today (March 30). Few of you read the Times. I know. But the newspaper is highly influential in setting the national media agenda. And that is where I come on stage.
There are three reasons why the absurd criminal accusation against Lewandowski and the brouhaha surrounding the “crime” are critical for Republicans. First, while the Trump campaign has been mesmerized by the supposed $2 billion of “free media” he has received, in recent months that “free” coverage has turned totally toxic against Trump. I’m not sure whether Trump realizes this. His campaign staff is largely inexperienced in media matters. Sometimes in the day-to-day rush the larger picture gets lost.
Second, the Lewandowski “crime” is part of a larger plan by the Clinton campaign and liberal media to “feminize” the presidential election and campaign politics. Finally, the criminal charge is profoundly sexist and is anti-woman, not pro-female.
Let’s start by looking at the Times’ characterization and reporting on the alleged “crime.” (Please see link below for the Times story.)
The Times says that “for much of the past year” Trump has lied. What does that have to do with a 4-second incident? The Times suggests Trump and Lewandowski initially lied. It is far more likely that the 4-second incident passed so quickly that neither Trump nor Lewandowski paid any attention to the matter. The “victim” first reported the crime three days later.
This “crime” is somewhat unique in that Donald Trump himself provided an exculpatory videotape of the incident and thus we can all sit as jurors in the case of “Media vs. Corey Lewandowski.”
The Times report claims Trump is “menacing,” a profoundly sexist adjective. Menacing to whom? People who intentionally seek to disrupt his lawful rallies and deprive him of his constitutional right to speak? A left-wing wacko, Nita Chaudhary, is quoted as accusing Trump of “perpetuating violence against women.” The Times said the victim’s accusations were a “self-inflicted wound” against Trump. Huh?
Of course, oleaginous former Canadian citizen Raphael “Ted” Cruz managed to be heard outside the Times article with his trademark negativity. Cruz said he would fire his own campaign manager for similar behavior. Cruz’ spokesperson accused Trump of condoning “physical attacks.”
In the crowning indignity of illogic and immaturity, Hillary Clinton, herself a victim of terrible spousal abuse, accused Trump of “inciting violent behavior” and claimed the alleged victim had been “physically manhandled” by Lewandowski.
How’s all of that for impartial reporting on a 4-second shuffle?
Now to a discussion of the reality of what the biased Times reporting reflects.
First, the Times is an elitist institution. They care not one whit for the “masses” that are supporting Trump because Americans have been victimized by the New York-Washington establishment. Initially Trump was viewed as summer entertainment whose role would fade after Labor Day. The coverage was hostile at times, but largely neutral. Megyn Kelly tried to slime Trump with a series of grossly biased questions in an August debate but Trump brushed back her lack of professionalism. Kelly fancies herself a “journalist” but she is really just a very highly paid entertainer (nothing wrong with that, but be honest). Kelly’s ego is just as inflated as Trump’s.
Since actual voting began in February, however, and actual voters have started actually voting for Trump, the tone of the national media coverage has turned completely negative against Trump. No more summer soufflé.
Unfortunately, Trump has been unwilling to spend the mega-cash necessary to counteract the biased reporting with positive advertising. But make no mistake: the real target of the Times and other elitist, globalist institutions is not Trump; it is his supporters, the angry and aroused American people. The Times wants to stamp out opposition to trade deals, and protect the enrichment of the political class which has taken place at the expense of impoverishing ordinary Americans.
Second, Hillary Clinton, the Times and the increasingly feminized national media are trying to “feminize” American politics. Ironically, the best example of this feminization agenda is not Lewandowski but Bernie Sanders. Clinton is now saying she will not debate Sanders because he is too “negative.” Negative? Sanders is the biggest powder puff candidate in American history. He refuses to attack Clinton on her lifetime of lies, on her use of a secret email server to violate the federal Freedom of Information Act and many other Clinton abuses. But as fey as Sanders has been, he is being attacked as too aggressive, too negative. Too “male.”
I wonder what kind of a campaign Clinton and her liberal media claque have in stock if she runs against Trump. Lewandowski’s “crime” is the overture.
Both politics and media have always been somewhat rough-and-tumble. Compared to what it was in the 1950’s and 1960’s, politics today is pretty staid. But feminists seek a sexual edge in election campaigns by seeking to demonize “men” as “men,” because of the statistic that more women vote today than men. (How about it boys? Time to get off your asses, stop watching sports on TV and get out and vote.) Occasionally a boorish man does cross the line but in reality the “battle of the sexes” in politics today is pretty tame. So Clinton is trying to agitate her perceived female “base” (most of which is migrating to Sanders) by seeking to stoke sexual confrontations such as the Lewandowski/Fields manufactured “crime.”
Finally, why is the Lewandowski/Fields situation profoundly anti-woman instead of being uber-feminist? Because the liberal media seek to use Fields, in all of her naiveté, to portray women as weak, vulnerable and sensitive.
There is only one word for what Trump and Lewandowski did: brusque. They had finished a long news conference and they were quickly walking out of the room. Ms. Fields was not willing to accept “no,” and was badgering Trump. Indeed, the videotape shows that Fields herself may have committed a “battery” against Trump, since her touching of him was clearly unwanted.
I grew up in a household headed by a woman. I know all about discrimination against women in the workplace. If every time a woman appears at your side you are at risk of being accused of a crime, men will keep women at a distance, deny interview opportunities and marginalize them. Who wants to talk with a reporter that may then claim to be a potential criminal “victim?”
There is a long history of reporters and candidates/officials jostling each other for after-the-fact questioning and for positioning in the “gaggle.” Florida has now tried to criminalize a media gaggle, and sought to portray brusqueness as criminality. Does that “criminalization” of brushing-by-a-woman really benefit female reporters? I don’t think so.
The essential element in any criminal accusation is the “mens rea,” or intent to commit a crime. Can any sane person, any reasonable adult fairly claim that Lewandowski had a criminal intent in brushing by Michelle Fields? I don’t think so. Fields is being used by the liberal national media and she is destroying her own career in the process.
Would any similarly situated man complain he was the victim of a crime for what is shown on the videotape? Not on your life. A man would be ashamed and humiliated to inflate what happened to Ms. Fields into a crime.
To add yet another layer of Palm Beach/Florida entertainment and frivolity to the crime, the local State’s Attorney is a politically ambitious, closeted gay male who recently engaged in a sham “marriage” to enhance his career aspirations. While I am a strong supporter of LGBT aspirations, I am still suspicious of closeted officials since they are subject to surreptitious blackmail and pressure. State’s Attorney David Aronberg can put an end to this travesty of justice by immediately dismissing the bogus charges, and not waiting until a scheduled May court appearance for Mr. Lewandowski to do so.
I don’t know how this “crime” is going to end for Lewandowski, but the bogus “crime” is going to hurt Fields’ job prospects and it may focus unwanted attention on the gay man that has to make the ultimate prosecutorial decision.
The real criminals in this 2016 election are the liberal media and greedy politicians that have looted this nation and undermined our national security. Ordinary people are still suffering, as the rich get richer and richer. The media aim to undermine Trump to destroy the potential power of his supporters. Lewandowski’s “crime” is nothing more than abuse of the judicial process by the liberal elites of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.
Do the right thing State Attorney David Aronberg: put an end to this joke of a prosecution. TODAY.
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Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
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