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Kyle Rittenhouse To Sue Joe Biden for Linking Kenosha Shooter To White Supremacy in Tweet

The attorney for the teenage Kenosha double murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse is planning to sue Joe Biden on his behalf after he appeared to suggest the 17-year-old is a white supremacist on Twitter.

Lin Wood, the lawyer representing Rittenhouse, tweeted how he intends to sue the Democratic presidential nominee for libel after Biden posted a video about how President Donald Trump “refused to disavow white supremacists” during Tuesday’s televised debate.

Wood also confirmed his plans to sue Biden to Fox News.

The video, which has been viewed more than 2.9 million times, plays audio of debate moderator Chris Wallace asking the president if he is willing to condemn the violence committed by white supremacists and other militia groups seen in cities such as Portland and Kenosha.

When asked to disavow the far-right Proud Boys group in particular, Trump replies that they should “stand back and stand by.”

As well as showing clips of violence by far-right groups and the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, the video also shows a still of Rittenhouse on the night he is accused of killing two protesters and injuring one other in the Wisconsin city on August 25.

Rittenhouse’s legal team have now accused Biden of falsely accusing the 17-year-old of being a white supremacist.

“On behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse, I shall sue @JoeBiden & Biden/Harris Campaign for libel,” Wood tweeted.

“I am partisan in 20/20 supporting @realDonaldTrump. I am non-partisan trial lawyer who aggressively pursues truth to achieve justice. Put in your hearing aid, Joe. You will hear footsteps.

“The only thing that saves Chris Wallace is that he did not use Kyle’s name or likeness. @JoeBiden & his campaign recklessly did. Meets the ‘of and concerning’ requirement of libel law,” Wood added. “Joe is going to be sued.”

Wood also demands that Biden “immediately retract his false accusation” that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist and part of any militia responsible for violence in Kenosha.

Marina Medvin @MarinaMedvin is a great criminal defense lawyer. I was thrilled when she agreed to join the criminal defense team led by John Pierce @CaliKidJMP.

I may have to talk Marina into being a defamation lawyer too. After 43 years, I know legal talent when I see it.

— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) September 30, 2020

Rittenhouse is accused of crossing state lines with a gun he was not legally allowed to possess and joining up with right-wing militia groups once in Kenosha before killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum during the protests.

His lawyers argue he was acting in self-defense after being chased through the streets by protesters and attacked while on the ground. Gaige Grosskreutz, who was injured after being shot in the arm by the teenager, was armed with a handgun at the time.

His defense team say the 17-year-old attended the protests to protect the city and provide medical care to those injured during the unrest.

While right-wing militia groups were found to have actively encouraged violence at the Kenosha protest, Facebook previously confirmed that they found no evidence that Rittenhouse followed or was invited to any of the pages.