As day three of jury deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial began, Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC from his courtroom for the duration of the trial, after an employee claiming to be a producer with the outlet reportedly followed the van taking jurors home on Wednesday evening and was pulled over after running a red light.
“No one from MSNBC news will be permitted in this building … this is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities,” said Schroeder.
NOW – Person allegedly from NBC/MSNBC was instructed to follow the jury bus in the #Rittenhouse trial. Judge orders to exclude the two news outlets from the trial pending further investigation. pic.twitter.com/OLFDI4yfog
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 18, 2021
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The judge added that the employee taken into custody was James J. Morrison who claimed to be working for Irene Byon of NBC in New York.
Judge Schroeder says the reporter who was taken into custody was James J Morrison and he claimed to be working for Irene Byon of NBC in New York
On LinkedIn, there is an Irene Byon who lists herself as an NBC producer in New York
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 18, 2021
According to TownHall‘s Julio Rosas, Kenosha police reported that someone was following the bus carrying the Rittenhouse jurors last night “while claiming to work for MSNBC,” adding that the matter is under investigation.