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Kyle Rittenhouse says his fired lawyer Lin Wooden ‘set him up’ to pose with Proud Boys


Kyle Rittenhouse says that he didn’t know he was posing with members of the far-right group Proud Boys and that he had no concept the hand gesture he was making symbolized white supremacy as he blamed former lawyer Lin Wooden for the mishap.

Rittenhouse insists he didn’t know the that means of the ‘okay’ hand gesture, which he made as he was photographed standing alongside members of the Proud Boys at a bar in Wisconsin on January 5. 

‘I didn’t know that the “okay” hand signal was a logo for white supremacy – simply as I didn’t know these individuals within the bar had been Proud Boys,’ Rittenhouse says.

The Illinois teen who was acquitted within the deadly shootings of two males and the wounding of a 3rd throughout the Kenosha riots in August of final 12 months says it was Wooden who arrange the image.

The conferences ‘had been arrange by my former lawyer who was fired due to that, for placing me in conditions like that with individuals I don’t agree with,’ Rittenhouse instructed Ashleigh Banfield of NewsNation.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Wooden in search of remark in response to Rittenhouse’s claims. 

Banfield’s full size interview with Rittenhouse airs on Tuesday evening starting at 10pm Japanese time, 9pm Central.  

Lin Wood

Kyle Rittenhouse (left) says that he didn’t know he was posing with members of the far-right group Proud Boys and that he had no concept the hand gesture he was making symbolized white supremacy as he blamed former lawyer Lin Wooden (proper) for the mishap

Rittenhouse insists he didn¿t know the meaning of the ¿okay¿ hand gesture, which he made as he was photographed standing alongside members of the Proud Boys at a bar in Wisconsin on January 5.

Rittenhouse insists he didn’t know the that means of the ‘okay’ hand gesture, which he made as he was photographed standing alongside members of the Proud Boys at a bar in Wisconsin on January 5.

John Pierce

Lin Wood

Rittenhouse says John Pierce (left) and Lin Wooden (proper), two former attorneys for Rittenhouse who shaped a charity that helped elevate cash towards his bond and authorized protection, had been accountable for arranging the assembly with Proud Boys within the Wisconsin bar. The 2 attorneys are reportedly demanding they be repaid their portion of the money raised towards bail

That photograph was utilized by Kenosha prosecutors throughout the trial. They tried to painting Rittenhouse as a white supremacist who was motivated to shoot supporters of Black Lives Matter.

Rittenhouse is seen within the photograph making the ‘okay’ signal at Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Nice, Wisconsin, which is about 15 miles northwest of Kenosha.

He says that it was one other former lawyer, John Pierce, who ‘organized’ the group of Proud Boys, regardless that Pierce himself wasn’t there.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Pierce in search of remark. 

‘I came upon they had been Proud Boys after I noticed the headlines,’ Rittenhouse instructed NewsNation.

‘I believed they had been only a bunch of, like, building dudes primarily based on how they seemed.’

Rittenhouse mentioned that his ex-attorneys raised the potential of having the Proud Boys present safety, however that concept was quashed as a result of the Illinois teen didn’t ‘need something to do with them.’

Rittenhouse, 18, collapsed in tears as the jury in his double murder trial acquitted him of all charges after four torturous days of deliberation and weeks of testimony

Rittenhouse, 18, collapsed in tears because the jury in his double homicide trial acquitted him of all expenses after 4 torturous days of deliberation and weeks of testimony

He mentioned Wooden, a distinguished defamation lawyer from Atlanta who is called a fierce supporter of Donald Trump, was ‘insane.’

Rittenhouse mentioned he fired Wooden partly as a result of lawyer’s perception in QAnon conspiracy theories.

‘[Wood] thinks he’s God,’ Rittenhouse mentioned.

‘And he simply says all these bizarre issues like, “We’re going to maintain that boy in jail, as a result of there’s not going to be any civil or prison circumstances come the election,” which is simply full madness.’

Rittenhouse instructed Banfield that he was ‘contemplating altering my title.’

He additionally joked that he may develop a beard and reduce weight so as so that individuals received’t acknowledge him.

‘I gained [the weight] again throughout this disturbing time,’ he mentioned. 

When requested if he had any remorse about what occurred, Rittenhouse mentioned that he does remorse being in that state of affairs, although he doesn’t remorse exercising self-defense.

‘I remorse going there, I don’t remorse defending myself,’ Rittenhouse instructed NewsNation.

‘I remorse making the choice to go there however…what I’m attempting to say is, if I may return I might not have gone there.’ 

Rittenhouse was 17 final 12 months when he traveled 20 miles from his house in Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, Wisconsin, which had been racked with protests within the wake of the August 23 taking pictures of Jacob Blake.

Clearly disappointed, prosecutor Thomas Binger, who has been heavily criticized for his actions during the case, sat back in his chair, looked at the ceiling, and issued a sigh as the verdict came in

Clearly disillusioned, prosecutor Thomas Binger, who has been closely criticized for his actions throughout the case, sat again in his chair, seemed on the ceiling, and issued a sigh as the decision got here in 

Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum (pictured), 36, with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle after Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse across a parking lot and threw a plastic bag at him shortly before midnight on August 25, 2020

Moments later, as Rittenhouse was running down a street, he shot and killed Anthony Huber (pictured), 26, a protester from Silver Lake, Wisconsin

Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum (left), 36, with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle after Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse throughout a car parking zone and threw a plastic bag at him shortly earlier than midnight on August 25, 2020. Moments later, as Rittenhouse was working down a road, he shot and killed Anthony Huber (proper), 26, a protester from Silver Lake, Wisconsin

Rittenhouse is seen on the night of August 25, 2020 in Kenosha. He said that he regrets being there that night, though he does not regret defending himself

Rittenhouse is seen on the evening of August 25, 2020 in Kenosha. He mentioned that he regrets being there that evening, although he doesn’t remorse defending himself

That taking pictures and the response in Kenosha – protests that turned harmful – grew to become a part of the nationwide reckoning over police use of pressure towards Black individuals following George Floyd’s dying in Minneapolis the earlier Might by the hands of police.

Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-style semiautomatic rifle, joined others who mentioned they had been intent on defending personal property from potential injury on August 25.

Throughout his trial, prosecutors argued that {the teenager} was a ‘wannabe soldier’ who went on the lookout for bother that evening.

Rittenhouse countered that he fired in self-defense after he was attacked and in worry for his life.

A jury final Friday discovered Rittenhouse not responsible on expenses of murder, tried murder and reckless endangering within the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28. 

That is the second media interview that Rittenhouse has executed by which he has harshly criticized his former attorneys – Wooden and Pierce.

Throughout a Fox Information interview on Monday, Rittenhouse hit out at his former attorneys for elevating cash for themselves whereas letting him rot in jail for 87 days. 

Rittenhouse’s attorneys are additionally locked in a authorized dispute with Wooden and Pierce as they search to have his $2 million bail returned to their acquitted consumer. 

Rittenhouse instructed Fox Information host Tucker Carlson that Wooden and Pierce raised cash on his behalf after he was jailed for the shootings.

However he mentioned that whereas the attorneys had raised sufficient bail cash by mid-September, they selected to not submit his bail as a result of they needed to make use of him for their very own trigger.

‘I used to be in jail for 87 days,’ Rittenhouse instructed Carlson on Monday in his first interview since being acquitted. 

‘Lin Wooden was elevating cash on my behalf, and he held me in jail for 87 days, disrespecting my needs, put me on media interviews which I ought to by no means have executed, which he mentioned, “Oh, you’re going to go discuss to The Washington Put up,” which was not a good suggestion, together with John Pierce.’ 

Rittenhouse, who sat down with Tucker Carlson (left) for first interview since acquittal on Monday, ripped his former lawyers for trying to profit off his name as legal fight brews over his $2 million bail

Rittenhouse, who sat down with Tucker Carlson (left) for first interview since acquittal on Monday, ripped his former attorneys for attempting to revenue off his title as authorized battle brews over his $2 million bail

‘They mentioned I used to be safer in jail as an alternative of at house with my household.’

Carlson responded: ‘Eight-seven days is a very long time to be in jail.’  

‘It was very lengthy,’ mentioned Rittenhouse. 

‘I misplaced lots of weight in there. However 87 days of not being with my household for defending myself and being taken benefit of, getting used for a trigger by these–by John Pierce and Lin Wooden… attempting to boost cash to allow them to take it for their very own profit, not attempting to set me free.’ 

Wooden and Pierce, who helped elevate the bond cash to get Rittenhouse launched from jail through their #FightBack basis after his arrest, need their basis’s money again, however the 18-year-old Antioch, Illinois, resident’s household is refusing.    

Mark Richards, the prison protection lawyer who received Rittenhouse’s freedom,  instantly filed to have the $2 million returned to his consumer a lawsuit after Friday’s not responsible verdict.

‘I believe there might be a battle over that,’ Richards instructed Kenosha Information.

‘John Pierce is the one who posted the bond. All that cash was raised on behalf of Kyle.

‘Lin Wooden and FightBack say they’re entitled to it.’

Richards added: ‘There was half one million {dollars} I feel that got here instantly from [Kyle’s mother] Wendy Rittenhouse from cash she raised.

Rittenhouse's lead attorney Mark Richards has also been critical of Wood, calling him an 'idiot'

Rittenhouse’s lead lawyer Mark Richards has additionally been crucial of Wooden, calling him an ‘fool’

‘So there’s going to be a battle over that, and I’m simply grateful there might be a battle over it.’ 

Rittenhouse was requested if Wooden and Pierce merely selected to not elevate his bail cash sooner for their very own profit. 

‘I consider – someday in September, September 5, I wish to say – that they had over one million {dollars}, and bail was set and in a position to be posted in September. So they may’ve had me signal the waiver for extradition and had me again in Wisconsin, and I may have been bailed out by mid-September. However they needed to maintain me in jail till November 20.’ 

Rittenhouse’s new crew has beforehand been crucial of the 2. Richards even referred to as Wooden an ‘fool.’

Wooden has since threatened to sue Richards.  

Pierce, of the Los Angeles-based regulation agency Pierce Bainbridge, represented Rittenhouse on the time that his agency wrote a $2 million test springing him from jail in late November 2020.

Pierce was introduced on to the Rittenhouse authorized crew by Wooden. Collectively, they shaped a nonprofit referred to as the #FightBack Basis. 

Utilizing the social media hashtag #FightBack, they managed to boost round $2million, in keeping with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wooden then left the Rittenhouse authorized crew in an effort to assist then-President Donald Trump contest the election ends in court docket.

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

Ricky Schroder

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell (left) and former baby actor Ricky Schroder (proper) have additionally made donations towards Rittenhouse’s authorized fund

Schroder is seen far left alongside Rittenhouse and his mother, Wendy Rittenhouse

Schroder is seen far left alongside Rittenhouse and his mom, Wendy Rittenhouse

The Rittenhouse household then fired Pierce in February. The household has accused each Lin and Pierce of diverting cash meant to assist Rittenhouse.

By regulation, bond ought to be returned to whoever posted it after the trial is over. On this case, it seems to be Pierce’s regulation agency.

However Wooden claims that his #FightBack Basis is the one which raised the cash and thus ought to get the money.

Former baby actor Ricky Schroder and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell have additionally been credited with making donations towards Rittenhouse’s authorized fund.

Rittenhouse additionally criticized the 2 for saying he was in an ‘unorganized militia’ upon the teenager’s launch from jail. 

‘John Pierce mentioned that and it’s blatantly false,’ he replied. ‘I didn’t know militia was till after the very fact, till November 25, after I was watching a few of the interviews he did. I’m like, I’m not in a militia. I don’t know what that’s.’        

Psaki justifies Biden calling Rittenhouse a ‘white supremacist’ as a result of ‘he posed with Proud Boys’ – then blames TRUMP for ‘encouraging militia teams and other people taking regulation into their very own arms’ 

Requested if President Biden would apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse for suggesting he was a white supremacist, press secretary Jen Psaki deflected to President Trump’s refusal to sentence white supremacy. 

‘Would the president ever apologize to the acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse for suggesting on-line and on TV that he’s a white supremacist?’ Fox Information’ Peter Doocy requested Psaki in a every day briefing. 

‘President Trump … didn’t simply refuse to sentence militia teams on the controversy stage he actively inspired them all through his presidency,’ Psaki replied. 

‘So what we’ve seen are the tragic penalties of that – when individuals assume it’s okay to take the regulation into their very own arms as an alternative of permitting regulation enforcement to do its job.’ 

Psaki continued: ‘The president spoke to the decision final week. He has clearly condemned the hatred and division and violence from teams just like the Proud Boys, and clearly that particular person has posed in pictures with, however past that I’ll depart it to his feedback across the verdict.’ 

In the course of the trial, prosecutors offered a photograph of Rittenhouse as proof of him consorting with white supremacists, citing the usage of the ‘OK’ signal, which has been co-opted as an indication of ‘white energy.’ 

The photograph at a bar in Wisconsin was from Jan. 5, 2021, the day he was arraigned on expenses associated to the killing of two individuals at an August protest in Kenosha. 

Rittenhouse, who was extensively branded as a white supremacist after he fatally shot two white individuals at a Black Lives Matter protest, instructed Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson after his acquittal that he laid a few of the blame for the vitriol towards him on President Biden, who he accused of of ‘defamation’ and ‘malice.’ 

He mentioned he’s contemplating authorized motion towards the president.  

Rittenhouse said he laid some of the blame for the vitriol against him on President Biden, who he accused of of 'defamation' and 'malice.'

'President Trump ... didn't just refuse to condemn militia groups on the debate stage he actively encouraged them throughout his presidency,' Psaki said

‘President Trump … didn’t simply refuse to sentence militia teams on the controversy stage he actively inspired them all through his presidency,’ Psaki mentioned

Rittenhouse is comforted by his lawyer as he was acquitted of all charges at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday

Rittenhouse is comforted by his lawyer as he was acquitted of all expenses on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday

Rittenhouse is shown during a Jan. 5 visit to Pudgy's bar in Mount Pleasant. Kenosha County prosecutors have requested to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bond after he was spotted at a Racine County bar last week drinking beer and flashing white power signs

Rittenhouse is proven throughout a Jan. 5 go to to Pudgy’s bar in Mount Nice. Kenosha County prosecutors have requested to switch Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond after he was noticed at a Racine County bar final week ingesting beer and flashing white energy indicators

The 18-year-old, who spent nearly three months in jail for the taking pictures, was cleared on Friday of murder, tried murder and reckless endangerment within the taking pictures deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27. 

Jurors determined the rifle-wielding teen opened fireplace in self-defense because the trio chased and attacked him throughout the August 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin sparked by the police taking pictures of Jacob Blake, a black male.

On September 30, 2020, Biden, then the Democratic candidate, tweeted a video montage of far-right teams who Donald Trump the day earlier than, throughout a presidential debate, refused to sentence.

Biden tweeted an assault on Trump, stating: ‘There’s no different approach to put it: the President of the USA refused to disavow white supremacists on the controversy stage final evening.’

The tweet confirmed Rittenhouse, featured alongside the neo-Nazis marching via Charlotte and Proud Boys.

And in a 2020 interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Biden mentioned: ‘I don’t know sufficient to know whether or not that 17-year-old child, precisely what he did, however allegedly he’s a part of a militia popping out of the state of Illinois. Have you ever ever heard this president say one detrimental factor about white supremacists? Have you ever ever heard it? That’s the rationale I obtained again on this race as a result of what occurred in Charlottesville.’

Biden shared a video clip on Twitter denouncing white supremacists that including a photo of Rittenhouse wielding a gun

Biden shared a video clip on Twitter denouncing white supremacists that together with a photograph of Rittenhouse wielding a gun 

In the course of the trial – which ran from November 2-19 – Jen Psaki, the White Home press secretary, was requested if Biden regretted his tweet.

‘What I’m not going to talk to proper now’s something about an ongoing trial nor the president’s previous feedback,’ Psaki mentioned, regardless that the president commented on the state of affairs earlier than it was litigated.

‘What I can reiterate for you is the president’s view that we shouldn’t have, broadly talking, vigilantes patrolling our communities with assault weapons.

‘We shouldn’t have opportunists corrupting peaceable protests by rioting and burning down the communities they declare to characterize – wherever within the nation.’

After Friday’s verdict, Biden mentioned he was ‘offended and anxious’, however insisted that the decision ought to be revered.

‘Whereas the decision in Kenosha will depart many Individuals feeling offended and anxious, myself included, we should acknowledge that the jury has spoken,’ he mentioned.

‘I ran on a promise to carry Individuals collectively, as a result of I consider that what unites us is way larger than what divides us. I do know that we’re not going to heal our nation’s wounds in a single day, however I stay steadfast in my dedication to do the whole lot in my energy to make sure that each American is handled equally, with equity and dignity, below the regulation.

‘I urge everybody to specific their views peacefully, in keeping with the rule of regulation. Violence and destruction of property haven’t any place in our democracy.’

Rittenhouse on Monday evening mentioned that he needed Biden to take one other take a look at the case.

‘Mr President, if I might say one factor to you, I might urge you to return and watch the trial, and perceive the details earlier than you make an announcement,’ he mentioned.

‘It’s precise malice, defaming my character for him to say one thing like that.

‘It’s fairly hysterical how no one can return and take a look at the details of the case.

‘He crossed state traces, false. He’s a white supremacist, false. None of that’s true.

‘The lies that they’ll get away with spreading simply sickening and it’s a shame to this nation.’

Rittenhouse mentioned he had ‘actually good attorneys’ who had been wanting into defamation expenses.   

The teenager mentioned the incident ‘by no means had something to do with race’ and was as an alternative about ‘the precise to self-defense.’

‘I’m not a racist individual. I assist the BLM motion,’ Rittenhouse mentioned. ‘I assist peacefully demonstrating … I consider there must be change. I consider there’s lots of prosecutorial misconduct, not simply in my case however in different circumstances. It’s simply superb to see how a lot a prosecutor can make the most of somebody.’

‘Like, in the event that they did this to me, think about what they may have executed to an individual of coloration who doesn’t possibly have the sources I do or it’s not extensively publicized like my case,’ he mentioned. 





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