Gaige Grosskreutz, the 28-year-old survivor of Kyle Rittenhouse, was cleared of charges before standing as a witness against the teenager. 

The Gateway Pundit raises the question of whether prosecutors were politically driven for holding Rittenhouse accountable for murder charges as he killed two men and injured Grosskreutz during civil unrest on Aug. 23 last year in Kenosha. 

The right-wing media outlet uncovered at least two charges against Grosskreutz that were dropped by prosecutors just some days before he stepped out as star witness against Rittenhouse in the trial about the deadly event.

On Jan. 21, 2021, Grosskreutz was arrested for his second OWI (operating while intoxicated), and a complaint was filed against him, the news agency reported from Wisconsin Circuit Court Access.

Yet, on Oct. 28, just some days before the Rittenhouse trial kicked off on Nov. 1, that charge was dismissed. Grosskreutz was also cleared of another charge of refusing to take a blood-alcohol test during the same day.

“Was the state tampering with a witness or was this all above board?” the news agency asked.

On Nov. 8, Grosskreutz admitted in front of the court he was taking a gun out while following the teenager, thinking he was “an active shooter,” before Rittenhouse fired back, according to the New York Times.

“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him with your gun—now your hands down, pointed at him—that he fired, right?” Defense lawyer Corey Chirafisi asked, to which Grosskreutz agreed.

Nonetheless, Grosskreutz, the paramedic, denied he aimed the firearm at the teenager, nor that he was chasing after the teen, stressing that the young man “attempted to murder me.”

“I was never trying to kill the defendant. In that moment, I was trying to preserve my own life, but doing so while taking the life of another is not something I am capable or comfortable doing,” he said, per the BBC.

The teenager is currently facing life in prison following six charges against him, including reckless homicide, deliberate homicide, willfully endangering safety, in addition to one charge of possession of a firearm by an individual under the age of 18, ABC News reported.

Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Closing arguments are set to be presented on Nov. 15.

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