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Rittenhouse Unloads On Prosecutor Binger: ‘A Corrupt Person Who Just Wants To Make A Name For Himself’

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KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 15: Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger holds Kyle Rittenhouse's gun as he gives the state's closing argument in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 15, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide.
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Kyle Rittenhouse slammed Kenosha County prosecutor Thomas Binger during an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that aired on Tuesday night, calling Binger “a corrupt person” who wanted to use the case to make a name for himself.

“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.”

“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, great attorney, phenomenal attorney asked these questions. He asked about the tail number, the state objected,” he continued. “And then he said he had letter from the State Attorney, and we weren’t able to ask him the tail number so we can submit our FOIA request, which are 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.”

When asked by Carlson what he thought motivated Binger, Rittenhouse said, “Assistant District Attorney Binger is a corrupt person who just wants to make a name for himself and not look at the facts.”

“I used to be a fan of the prosecutors — not anymore,” Rittenhouse added. “I believe there are still good prosecuting attorneys out there, but he is a prosecuting attorney that wants to make a name for himself and he is supposed to speak the truth, and nothing but the truth. But he decided he wanted to lie and try to put me in prison for the rest of my life for defending myself.”

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TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: What did you think of the prosecution?

KYLE RITTENHOUSE: In my belief, the prosecutorial misconduct in this case is ridiculous. They knew I was innocent, but they still decided to bring these charges to make their name, to have a name. They want to 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.

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.

CARLSON: Yes.

RITTENHOUSE: And then — do you know what HandBrake is?

CARLSON: No.

RITTENHOUSE: So, Assistant District Attorney Kraus had a software installed on his computer called HandBrake — and this is just speculation — but put two and two together, if we get a decompressed three — I think it is three megabyte file of the drone video when they have an 11 megabyte and he has HandBrake installed on his computer. We got an extremely decompressed version of the drone video.

CARLSON: Right. So I mean, in a normal trial, I mean, that would be grounds for mistrial right there. I mean —

RITTENHOUSE: Exactly.

CARLSON: You have to be provided the same evidence that the prosecution is provided by definition.

RITTENHOUSE: 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, great attorney, phenomenal attorney asked these questions. He asked about the tail number, the state objected.

And then he said he had letter from the State Attorney, and we weren’t able to ask him the tail number so we can submit our FOIA request, which are 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.

CARLSON: So dirty. What do you think motivated Binger?

RITTENHOUSE: Assistant District Attorney Binger is a corrupt person who just wants to make a name for himself and not look at the facts. I used to be a fan of the prosecutors — not anymore. I believe there are still good prosecuting attorneys out there, but he is a prosecuting attorney that wants to make a name for himself and he is supposed to speak the truth, and nothing but the truth. But he decided he wanted to lie and try to put me in prison for the rest of my life for defending myself.

CARLSON: I mean, that must be shocking for you as a kid to realize the system can destroy someone who they know doesn’t deserve to be destroyed just for political reasons.

RITTENHOUSE: It’s sickening, because this is a case that never had — that shouldn’t had — this is a case that has nothing to do with politics, but politics were brought into it for people’s own agenda.

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