Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail in Wisconsin on Friday after his lawyers posted his $2 million bail.
The money was raised by his lawyers by soliciting donations from the right where Rittenhouse is quite popular. According to his attorney, donations from ‘Silver Spoon’s actor Ricky Schroder and My Pillow CEO, Mike Lindell helped them reached their goal.
Rittenhouse spent a little over 2 months in custody on multiple counts of homicide and weapons offenses after he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum,36 and Anthony Huber, 26 and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz at an August 25th protest in Kenosha Wis., after police shot a black man named Jacob Blake in his back seven times.
He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Wright said. His next hearing is set for December 3rd.
His release comes over the objections of the families of the two victims. They believe Rittenhouse’s bail should be higher and voiced concerns that he could flee, according to the Chicago Tribune.
John Huber, the father of Anthony Huber suggested a bail amount of $10 million while lawyers for Grosskreutz called for a $4 million bail.
The Chicago Tribute reports that Rittenhouse’s lawyers are the same group of attorneys seeking to overturn Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The attorneys, John M. Pierce and L. Lin Wood “have used their Twitter accounts to call for donations for Rittenhouse’s bail while also touting other conservative messages, including the false claim that President Donald Trump won reelection.”
On, Friday Wood tweeted: “President Trump will NEVER concede to Joey ‘Bribes’ Biden. President Trump won re-election by a landslide. Biden cheated. Biden is a traitor.”
Wood also filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the certification of election results in Georgia where he resides. It was rejected by a judge who says it “has no basis in fact or law.” He also happens to be the lawyer who submitted an election affidavit that confuses Michigan with Minnesota.