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Report: RFK Jr. Campaign Operative Charged With Assault

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A prominent political operative for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign has been charged with assault after allegedly choking and punching a woman in New York last weekend.

Trent Pool, a petition circulator, is running Kennedy’s ballot access fight was charged with assault and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Mediaite has more:

According to an NYPD spokesperson, a little after 5 a.m. on Saturday morning Pool was engaged in a “verbal dispute” with a 25-year-old woman at the ritzy Soho Grand hotel in downtown Manhattan.

Police said the woman reported that Pool “wrapped his hand around her neck making it hard for her to breathe and then struck her in the face with a closed fist, causing pain.”

The woman refused medical attention, and Pool was arrested without incident.

In February, Pool was arrested for fourth-degree assault in Seattle, Washington, a spokesperson for SPD confirmed.

Pool’s firm, Accelevate 2020, which specializes in ballot access, petition and general campaign consulting, is being paid by the Kennedy campaign. Another ballot access firm run by Pool, Public Appeal, is also being paid by a super PAC supporting Kennedy, FEC reports show.

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