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Drama At Rittenhouse Trial as Judge Hollers at DA: ‘Don’t Get Brazen With Me!’

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Sparks flew during the eighth day of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial in Kenosha, Wis., after Judge Bruce Schroeder yelled at one of the prosecutors.

According to reports, the heated exchange between Schroeder and Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger came following his cross-examination of the teen who had earlier broken down on the stand, leading Schroeder to call for recess.

“The first rift between Binger and Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder broke out after the district attorney pressed Rittenhouse if he was telling his account of August 25, 2020—when he fatally shot two men and wounded a third—for the first time,” Newsweek reported.

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After he instructed the jury to go to the library, the judge ripped Binger, saying that he had committed a “grave constitutional violation” after discussing Rittenhouse’s right to remain silent.

“You’re right on the borderline. You may be over. But it better stop,” the judge warned.

The judge ordered the jury to leave his chambers for a second time during cross-examination after the prosecutor asked the teen about an Aug. 10 incident that had been excluded under a pre-trial order.

“Why would you think that made it okay for you to bring this matter before the jury?” Schroeder hollered at Binger.

“I was astonished when you began his examination by commenting on the defendant’s post-arrest silence. That’s basic law. It’s been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years. I have no idea why you would do something like that,” he added. “I don’t know what you’re up to.”

Binger replied that he was attempting to impeach Rittenhouse during his line of questioning, but that didn’t go over at all with Schroeder.

“Don’t get brazen with me!” Schroeder yelled at Binger. “You know very well that an attorney can’t go into these types of areas when the judge has already ruled, without asking outside the presence of the jury to do so. So don’t give me that!”

The judge went on to say that he did not want to have another issue with the prosecutor.

“Is that clear?” he asked.

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“Yes,” Binger replied.

Earlier, Rittenhouse grew highly emotional and began crying uncontrollably after his defense lawyer put him on the stand.

“Over my shoulder and Mr. Rosenbaum — Mr. Rosenbaum was now running from my right side. And I was cornered from in front of me with Mr. Ziminski, and there were — there were people right there — that why I run,” Rittenhouse testified before breaking down completely.

Schroeder stepped in and said: “We’re going to just take time for our break anyway. You can just relax from the answer. We’re going to take a break about ten minutes, and please don’t talk about the case during the break.”

Conservative Brief reported:

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On Tuesday, Schroeder dismissed a curfew citation charge against Rittenhouse after defense attorneys argued that the prosecution failed to present evidence that a curfew was in place on the night of the shooting incident.

Judge Schroeder dropping the charge came as the prosecution rested its case after six days of hearings, which involved almost two dozen witnesses against Rittenhouse.

Schroeder dropped the curfew charge, leaving six remaining charges under investigation in the case.

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“BREAKING: The prosecution has rested it’s case in the #KyleRittenhouseTrial. A judge has also ruled that #Rittenhouse’s seventh charge will be dropped, meaning the teen will not be prosecuted for violating the city-wide curfew on the night he allegedly shot three people,” Daily Beast reporter Pilar Melendez tweeted.

A prosecutor in the Rittenhouse case went viral earlier this week after getting caught face-palming while one of the state’s main witnesses made a huge admission.

Gaige Grosskreutz is a key witness for the prosecution, but when he took the stand, he delivered just one statement that many have said should end the trial against Rittenhouse.

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