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RFK Jr. Campaign Operative Charged With Beating, Choking Woman

Early Saturday morning in New York, a key political operative for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was charged with assault after allegedly choking and striking a woman.

Trent Pool, who has been spearheading the effort to place Kennedy on the ballots of all 50 states as a paid consultant for the independent, longshot campaign, was charged with assault and criminal obstruction of respiration.

As per the statement of an NYPD spokesperson, Pool and a 25-year-old woman were involved in a “verbal dispute” at the upscale Soho Grand hotel in downtown Manhattan shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday.

After the woman declined medical attention, Pool was apprehended without further incident.

Pool, a petition circulator, is coordinating the ballot access campaign for Kennedy in conjunction with Nicholas Brana, the campaign’s director of ballot access.

His New York arrest was not his initial encounter with the law this year.

A representative for SPD confirmed that Pool was detained in Seattle, Washington, in February on charges of fourth-degree assault.

The Kennedy campaign is providing funding to Accelevate 2020, a firm affiliated with Pool that specializes in petition and general campaign consulting, as well as ballot access.

Public Appeal, another ballot access firm managed by Pool, is also receiving funding from a super PAC that supports Kennedy, according to FEC reports.

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