The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial banned the leftist, fake cable news outlet MSNBC after one of network’s “reporters” was caught trying to follow the jurors home so they could be targeted and harassed by liberal activists.
On Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder addressed the courtroom and announced that MSNBC was thrown out of the courthouse and banned from the trial after one of its operatives illegally followed the jury transport buss to at least one of the Juror’s homes.
“I have instructed that no one from MSNBC news will be permitted in this building for the duration of this trial. This is a very serious matter and I don’t know what the ultimate truth of it is, but absolutely it would go without much thinking that someone who is following the jury bus – that is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action,” Judge Schroeder said according to Fox News.
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The man spotted following the bus identified himself as James J. Morrison – and he told investigators he was instructed to follow the vehicle, Schroeder added. The judge said Morrison claimed to be working under the supervision of an MSNBC producer based in New York.
“Last night, a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them. We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation,” an NBC spokesperson told Fox News.
The Kenosha Police Department said in a tweet Thursday, “Last night a person who is alleging to be affiliated with a national media outlet was briefly taken into custody and issued several traffic related citations. Police suspect this person was trying to photograph jurors.”
“This incident is being investigated much further,” police added. “There was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were there any photographs obtained. This investigation remains active and open, no further information.”
NBC News admitted that the person nabbed by police worked for the network, but lamely denied the “freelancer” was told to follow the jury.
“Last night, a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them,” NBC exclaimed.
“We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation,” they wrote.
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