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Now that Kyle Rittenhouse has been freed from a malicious prosecution and a media clamoring for him to spend the rest of his life behind bars, he is also free to tell his story and followed up his blockbuster interview with Tucker Carlson with another during which he divulged more details on why he fired attorney Lin Wood.
Rittenhouse, who was acquitted by a jury last week for shooting three men who attacked him during last year’s fiery riots in Kenosha, sat down with host Ashleigh Banfield for a wide-ranging interview during which he elaborated on why he terminated Wood and fellow attorney John Pierce.
During his Monday interview with Carlson, Rittenhouse slammed his former attorneys by divulging that Wood and Pierce had taken advantage of him by allowing him to remain in jail for 87 days while they raised money which he said was not being done to benefit his legal cause.
When Rittenhouse chatted with Banfield on the Tuesday edition of her NewsNation show, he dropped another bomb about the flamboyant and highly controversial Wood, a man who has been referred to as a “celebrity lawyer” for his representation of high-profile figures in defamation suits who has drawn fire over his tendency to make bizarre statements.
While fleshing out the story on the financial chicanery and his belief that he was manipulated by Wood, Rittenhouse also said that Wood’s belief in the batty QAnon conspiracy theories was a major factor in severing relations with the attorney, who in his view, is also “insane.”
When Banfield inquired on why Wood was fired, the 18-year-old replied, “We fired him because he was like going on with all this Q-Anon and election fraud stuff and just stuff we don’t agree with.”
Banfield then asked, “And so it was his political views that led to you firing Lin Wood?”
Rittenhouse responded, “A mixture of a little bit of that.”
The host pressed, “And what else was in the mix?”
“Just how he is as a person,” he said.
Banfield inquired, “And what does that mean?”
Rittenhouse answered, “He’s insane.
“What made you think he was insane?” asked Banfield.
“Just how he, how he thinks he’s God and he just does, like says all these weird things like, like we’re gonna keep that boy in jail because there’s not gonna be any… there’s not gonna be any civil or criminal cases come Nov…, come the election, which is just complete insanity,” Rittenhouse said.
The assertion that he’s “insane” and that he “think’s he’s God” is an exclamation point on a relationship that soured once Rittenhouse came to believe that he was being used as a pawn.
During his interview with Carlson that was a ratings bonanza, Rittenhouse buried his former attorneys with his stunning remarks.
(Video: Fox News)
“I was in jail for 87 days, and this falls in with Lin Wood, who — Lin Wood was raising money on my behalf,” he 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.”
He added, “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 is taking advantage of the attention generated by the jury’s verdict as well as the insane reaction by leftists to get his side of the story out as he prepares for what promises to be a flurry of defamation lawsuits against those who smeared his good name.
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