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Kyle Rittenhouse is ready for his life to get back to normal, but he has at least one more major move left in store.
During an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that aired on Monday night, Rittenhouse said his legal team is in the process of going after individuals who slandered and defamed him in the media.
When Carlson asked Kyle if he planned to hold “liars to account” who defamed him, Rittenhouse responded, “I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now.”
“So, I’m hoping one day there will be some, there’ll be accountability for their actions that they did,” Rittenhouse said.
“Okay, so you’re intent on not, you’re not gonna let that go?” Carlson pressed.
“Like I said, really good lawyers are handling that,” Rittenhouse said.
Kyle Rittenhouse says that his lawyers are "taking care of" defamation lawsuits "right now." pic.twitter.com/wOdDlPjbBa
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At another point in the interview, Carlson asked Rittenhouse about Joe Biden suggesting that he’s a white supremacist back in 2020.
“What did you make of the President of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” Carlson asked.
“Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial, and understand the facts before you make a statement,” Rittenhouse said.
“That’s not a small thing to be called that,” Carlson responded.
Kyle added: “No, it’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that.”
“I mean, why do you think, and it’s not simply Biden who said that, it’s a lot of people on television have said that. A lot. Dozens of people have said that. I’m sorry to tell you in case you haven’t seen it,” Carlson said.
“It’s actually quite hysterical how nobody can go back and look at the facts of the case. He crossed state lines, false. He’s a white supremacist, false. None of that is true. The lies that they can just get away with spreading is just sickening and it’s a disgrace to this country,” Rittenhouse declared.
“I couldn’t agree more,” Carlson said.
Rittenhouse also said he believes he was arrested in the first place because of “mob mentality.”
CARLSON: “I agree with that completely. So you turn yourself in to Antioch police. What do you think is going to happen at that point to you?”
Rittenhouse: “I didn’t know. I was in shock. My head was spinning from being hit in the head multiple times. I had some minor injuries. I just didn’t know. I didn’t know I was going to be arrested for defending myself because everything was on video, but part of the reason I think I was arrested is because of the mob mentality. And they were like, oh, yeah, we’re just going to arrest him even though there were videos already out showing me being attacked and having to defend myself.”
CARLSON: “So, when was it that you were arrested?”
Rittenhouse: “I was arrested on August 25th at around 6:00 A.M. I was formally arrested without a criminal complaint being drafted. They didn’t know what they were charging me with yet. They just arrested me.”
CARLSON: “At home?”
Rittenhouse: “At Antioch Police Department.”
CARLSON: “What did your parents say when you called them and told them what had happened?”