Trump protester says he wasn't planted by Dems
WASHINGTON - A protester involved in a scuffle at a Donald Trump rally in Nevada is denying accusations that he is an operative for Democrats.
Austyn Crites says he is a 33-year-old registered Republican who has donated money to Hillary Clinton's campaign and canvassed for her last week because he doesn't support Trump. But he says he has never met Clinton or her campaign.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN he was "a Democratic plant or operative" but offered no proof.
Crites says he attended Sunday's rally with a "Republicans Against Trump" sign when he was attacked and someone yelled something about a gun. Secret Service agents quickly hustled Trump away. The agency said no gun was found.
Crites says the Secret Service released him after more than an hour.