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Old 1st October 2020, 05:35 AM   #197
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post

If I were being charged with murder and facing a lifetime of prison, I wouldn't be pleased if my lawyers were using the case to chase political clout.
On a certain level the threat makes sense.

If the lawyer came out and simply stated "Rittenhouse is not a white supremacist and shame on Joe Biden" he'd be largely just ignored. By threatening this absurd lawsuit he gets that information out in more effective manner because people will focus on how stupid a suit would be and amplify his statement when they point that out.

Very unethical, but an effective rhetorical gambit.
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