[Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse]
Insider: “The team of lawyers plans to defend Rittenhouse alongside local attorneys, public defenders, Wood, who also represented Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann.”
A lawyer planning to defend accused Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse also represented former Trump campaign aide Carter Page and Rudy Giuliani — and now he’s launching a nonprofit to rally against the “radical left.”
The attorney, John Pierce, will be funded by the #Fightback Foundation, an organization he and fellow lawyers Lawson Pedigo and Lin Wood set up to bring “lawsuits to stop the lies and smears of the radical left.”
The team of lawyers plans to defend Rittenhouse alongside local attorneys, public defenders, Wood, who also represented Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann, announced on Twitter.
Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, has been charged with multiple counts, including first-degree intentional homicide, in a shooting that killed two people and injured a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The protests broke out in Kenosha after a white police officer shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, seven times, leaving him paralyzed. Videos from the protests show Rittenhouse armed with an AR-15 and saying he was protecting a local business.
He remains in custody in Illinois, awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.
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