The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal accused on Thursday Judge Bruce Schroeder of having “pre-judged the trial in favor of Rittenhouse,” calling him a “biased, racist judge.”
“Who we have is a judge, who, from my perspective, has pre-judged the trial in favor of Rittenhouse and has decided again even at the pre-trial stage to use every bit of his power to put his thumb on the scale towards Rittenhouse’s side,” the correspondent said. “That was obvious before the trial started.”
Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) predicts Rittenhouse will walk in part because the “biased, racist judge,” who has a “Trump rally cellphone” ring.
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Mystal claimed that the judge was being “hostile” against the prosecution, hampering its efforts to “put on its case against Rittenhouse.”
“He almost wants the prosecution to put on a different case against Rittenhouse and already has determined that the boy is not guilty,” he added.
“When you put one plus one plus one plus one plus one together, you end up with five!,” Mystal exclaimed, getting noticeably agitated. (RELATED: Rittenhouse Trial Pauses As ‘God Bless The USA’ Ringtone Appears To Go Off. Camera Pans To Judge Checking His Phone)
“That’s what Schroeder is. He’s made a series of decisions. Each one perhaps may be individually defensible, but in totality lead to an impression of a biased, racist judge with his Trump rally cellphone that is trying to give Rittenhouse a walk.”