By OANN. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has said he would not vote to convict Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been accused of killing two people in Kenosha. On Friday, he defended the 17-year-old’s actions.
Based on the footage, Massie claimed it was clearly self-defense. After seeing the evidence and social media footage, the lawmaker believes Rittenhouse was not acting out of malicious intent, but was fearful of his safety. . .
“He also exhibited incredible restraint and presence, a situational awareness. He didn’t empty a magazine into a crowd. There were people around him who could have caused him harm, but as soon as they showed any sign of retreat or non-aggression, he did not shoot them.” – Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative
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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Resigns From Legal Fundraiser After Dodgy Financial Past Revealed
By USA Today. The lead attorney representing accused Kenosha, Wisconsin, gunman Kyle Rittenhouse said he resigned his position with a defense fund expected to benefit his 17-year-old client out of concern for the lawyer’s troubled financial history.
Attorney John Pierce said Friday that he made the move earlier this week to avoid any “appearance of conflict” related to a series of legal disputes in which Pierce and his firm have been accused of defaulting on millions of dollars in obligations to the firm’s financiers, according to court documents.
Pierce, who has repeatedly promoted the #FightBack Foundation fund on Twitter, has vowed to assemble a “Seal Team” of former prosecutors and defenders to assist his client, accused in last week’s shooting that left two dead and another wounded during a night of demonstrations following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. . .
So far, donors have poured more than $700,000 into the fund, founded prior to the shooting with a broader mission to “bring lawsuits to stop the left’s lies.” Pierce and Lin Wood — an attorney who first won notoriety representing Richard Jewell, falsely accused in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombing — are founding members of the foundation. #FightBack Foundation Inc. was incorporated in Texas effective Aug. 12, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. (Read more from “Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Resigns From Legal Fundraiser After Dodgy Financial Past Revealed” HERE)