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I spent 87 days in prison because Lin Wood and John Pierce “used” me to fundraise “for their own benefit”

During an interview aired in Monday’s edition of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, Kyle Rittenhouse said it was “used for a cause” by his former lawyers, Lin Wood and John Pierce, and that ‘he had been in prison longer than needed. because Wood and Pierce “were trying to raise money so that they could use it for their own benefit, without trying to free me.”

Rittenhouse said, “I was in jail for 87 days, and that’s going – this follows Lin Wood, who – Lin Wood was fundraising on my behalf, and he held me in jail for 87 days, a disrespected my wishes, put me on media interviews – which I never should have done, what he said, oh you’re gonna go talk to The Washington Post, which was not a good idea. With John Pierce, they said I was safer in jail than at home with my family.

He added that his prison term was “87 days without being with my family for standing up for myself and being abused. [of], being used for a cause by these – by John Pierce and Lin Wood, trying to solicit – not solicit, trying to raise money so they can take it for their own benefit, not trying to free me . “

Rittenhouse further said he could have been released from jail in mid-September, but his lawyers wanted to keep him in jail until November 20.

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