Kyle Rittenhouse is a very smart, astute, articulate young man. His maturity and common sense helped him get through a witch hunt.
Kyle Rittenhouse sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an interview that aired on Monday night and discussed President Joe Biden’s branding of him as a “white supremacist” during his 2020 presidential campaign which he referred to as “defamation” and “actual malice.”
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all five counts leveled against him after he shot and killed two attackers and wounded a third in self-defense during the Kenosha riots last year. There has been no apology forthcoming from Biden on his smearing of the young man for apparent political gain.
Biden took the opportunity a month after the riot occurred on Sept. 30, 2020, to denounce then-President Donald Trump for allegedly refusing to disavow white supremacists. He used a video that featured Rittenhouse in his attack against the former president. Rittenhouse can be seen in the ad carrying a gun during the Kenosha riots as he was protecting small businesses from looters.
“There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night,” Biden tweeted.
“What did you make of the president of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” Carlson asked Rittenhouse.
“Mr. President,” Rittenhouse replied, “if I would say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement.”
“That’s not a small thing to be called that,” Carlson told him.
“No, it’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that,” Rittenhouse remarked.
Then the Fox News host brought up the subject of the leftist media and others who had smeared Rittenhouse despite the facts being brought to light.
“The lies that they can get away with spreading, it’s just sickening, and it’s a disgrace to this country,” Rittenhouse asserted.
“I couldn’t agree more,’ Carlson stated. “Did you know how dishonest the media coverage of events could be?”
“I didn’t,” Rittenhouse said. “It’s obvious self-defense. If you look at the case, you look at the facts. No matter what your opinion is or where you stand, this wasn’t a political case. It shouldn’t have been a political case. It was made a political case. This had nothing to do with race.”
“And the ways people are twisting this, it’s just sickening,” he continued.
Carlson asked Rittenhouse if he is planning to “hold some of these liars to account.”
“I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now,” Rittenhouse interestingly replied. “So I’m hoping one day there will be some — there will be accountability for their actions that they did.”
Kyle was very civil to Biden under the circumstances. I would have been more blunt.
He also had come criticism for his former lawyers. Apparently, Lin Wood and John Pierce are grifters.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s much-anticipated interview with Kyle Rittenhouse aired Monday night and an unexpected bombshell that dropped during the exchange involved attorneys Lin L. Wood and John Pierce, who represented Rittenhouse early on.
Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of all charges last Friday after shooting three rioters who were attacking him in Kenosha, Wisc., killing two of the men, effectively buried the two attorneys, telling Carlson that they made him languish in jail for 87 days while they raised vast amounts of money in his name — money that the teen said was for their own benefit. Not only did Rittenhouse claim they used him as a “cause,” he said they separated him from his family and disrespected his wishes.
“I was in jail for 87 days, and this falls in with Lin Wood, who — Lin Wood was raising money on my behalf,” Rittenhouse said. “And he held me in jail for 87 days, disrespecting my wishes, put me on media interviews which I should never have done, which he said, ‘Oh, you’re going to go talk to The Washington Post,’ which was not a good idea. Along with John Pierce, they said I was safer in jail instead of at home with my family.”
Carlson pushed for clarification, “Your lawyer said that?”
……“But 87 days of not being with my family for defending myself and being taken advantage of, being used for a cause by these — by John Pierce and Lin Wood, trying to solicit, not solicit, trying to raise money so they can take it for their own benefit, not trying to set me free,” Rittenhouse said.
When pressed on whether he believed they could have gotten him out sooner, Rittenhouse said, “I believe — sometime in September, September 5th, I want to say, they had over a million dollars, and bail was set and able to be posted in September, so they could have had me sign the waiver for extradition and had me back in Wisconsin, and I could have been bailed out by mid-September. But they wanted to keep me in jail until November 20.”
And while he described the time behind bars as “scary,” the teen said he was eventually able to strike acquaintances with other inmates.
“A lot of people didn’t like me in jail, but they got to hear my story and they got to understand me, like, ‘He’s actually a really decent person, not this person that the media painted him out to be.’ And it was scary, but I was able to make friends, acquaintances in jail, and I played spades, card games with them,” Rittenhouse said.
When he finally got out of jail, Rittenhouse said he learned that Pierce had said he was in an “unorganized militia.”
“Once I am bailed out, John Pierce said I was an unorganized militia, which is just blatantly false. I didn’t know what a militia was… John Pierce said that, and it’s blatantly false. I didn’t know what a militia was until after the fact, until November 25, when I was watching some of the interviews, I was like, ‘I’m not in a militia. I don’t know what that is.’”
As for being used for money, Rittenhouse’s current lawyer used a far more colorful term to describe the actions of Wood and Pierce during an interview on CNN.
“I had more worries about some of the other things that happened much earlier in this case, the Lin Woods, the John Pierces, who were basically, I think, were trying to whore this kid out for money, for their own causes,” attorney Mark Richards said. “They kept him in Illinois fighting extradition that was unwinnable… because they were raising tons of money on him.”
“Lin Wood and I went head to head, and he’ll probably sue me for it, but he’s an idiot who let him talk to the Washington Post while he was under charges for murder,” Richards added.
Meanwhile, the liberal main stream media mounted a character defamation campaign and portrayed Rittenhouse as a card-carrying Klan member. And they’re still doing it.
I hope he sues every liberal network shitbag into bankruptcy. He should also file a lawsuit against the prosecutors for prosecutorial misconduct.