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1) Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Draws To A Close
The Topline: Closing arguments in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial took place Monday in a polarizing case that has dominated national headlines.
Morning Wire On The Ground
Morning Wire’s Georgia Howe was in the Kenosha, Wisconsin, courthouse for closing arguments.
Throughout the trial, the prosecution has attempted to frame Rittenhouse as the initial aggressor, and paint those he shot as innocent protesters acting in self defense. Their legal argument is that Rittenhouse cannot claim self defense if he brought a gun to the protest.
In his final argument, lead prosecutor Thomas Binger claimed the men who pursued and