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When asked about his trial and how the prosecution handled it, Kyle Rittenhouse did not mince words when asked about Kenosha County prosecutor Thomas Binger this week.
Rittenhouse called Binger “a corrupt person” who wants to “create a name for himself” during an interview with Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson.
“In my belief, the prosecutorial misconduct in this case is ridiculous,” Rittenhouse said. “They knew I was innocent, but they still decided to bring these charges to make their name, to have a name. They wanted my head on their shelf.”
“There is this F.B.I. surveillance plane — may remind you — it is illegal to surveil U.S. citizens. But the F.B.I. still had a plane up, and then they tried to twist it and say I was chasing down Mr. Rosenbaum. Never happened,” he added.
“And the funny thing is, we were not provided that drone footage until October and they had it way before and the F.B.I. gave it to them and they compressed that F.B.I. drone video and gave it to us. They gave us a compressed version of that file. Same thing with the drone video. So they had a 4K drone that showed the shooting of Mr. Rosenbaum,” Rittenhouse said.
“And another very, very, very disgrace in this government is with the F.B.I. drone, they called the camera operator of that drone to testify. ADA Binger asked us questions, and then attorney Mark Richards, a great attorney, a phenomenal attorney asked these questions. He asked about the tail number, the state objected,” he continued.
Rittenhouse said: “And then he said he had a letter from the State Attorney, and we weren’t able to ask him the tail number so we can submit our FOIA request, which is still being appealed right now so we can get the complete version of that night on the drone video. He wouldn’t give us the tail number. We weren’t able to ask him what the tail number was because of the 2E (ph) letter that we got the day he testified that, supposedly disappeared from attorney Natalie Wisco, another great attorney’s e-mail. It just completely magically disappeared from her e-mail because the state said they emailed them, but we never got it.”