Probably the biggest story of the day today has been President Trump’s comments about white supremacists during the debate last night. That was encouraged by the Biden campaign which put out a video on Twitter this morning setting Trump’s comments to images of white supremacists marching in Charlottesville. But as you’ll see, the video also included an image of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot three people in Kenosha, killing two of them:

That clip brought a swift reaction from Lin Wood, an attorney representing Rittenhouse. Wood is the same person who has been representing Nick Sandmann in various defamation lawsuits against media outlets. Today Wood published a series of tweets saying he planned to sue Joe Biden.

Wood’s co-counsel Todd McMurtry also joined in:

Marina Medvin, who is a criminal defense attorney defending Rittenhouse, also jumped on this:

https://twitter.com/MarinaMedvin/status/1311312482011668481

She released this statement saying “There is absolutely no evidence, not even a pinch, of this defamatory accusation that my client Kyle Rittenhouse is a ‘white supremacist’ — none. My client is a 17-year-old patriotic, dutiful American boy who came to ‘help people,’ that’s in his own words.” It goes on to say, “There is no evidence of him being a ‘white supremacist.’ This dangerous storyline was concocted by online trolls and then parroted by mindless politicians and pundits. The flagrant defamation needs to stop. They can retract and apologize, or they can deal with Lin Wood in court. It’s their choice.”

https://twitter.com/MarinaMedvin/status/1311345870005252100

Fox News asked for comment from the Biden campaign but there doesn’t seem to be any statement so far. I’ll update this post if anything pops up tonight.