Explosive! The Twitter Activity of Rittenhouse Attorney John M. Pierce Is Alarming
Shocking tweets by the Pierce Bainbridge attorney from the night of the Capitol Attack, as well as in the months leading up to the horrific day.
Attorney John Pierce chased the representation of Kyle Rittenhouse. Subsequently, he has been heavily involved in Rittenhouse fundraising and, as covered here, is part of a web of connections which tie the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School educated attorney to Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, Steve Bannon and others. Pierce came under fire after suggesting the Kenosha kill shots were the start of a Revolutionary War — other issues perhaps suggest he may be a bad influence on 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse. Given the attacks on the Capitol, a simple review of Pierce’s Twitter activity, including a tweet from his “client George Papadopoulos,” is alarming.
Before we review the Pierce tweets recall:
- Rudy Giuliani — Pierce’s ex-client and “close friend” — called for “Trial by Combat” in advance of the Attack on the Capitol.
In addition, Roger Stone supported senatorial candidate Doug Collins, for whom a foundation — of which Pierce was on the original Board of Directors — hosted a fundraiser. According to CNN, Stone said this at a Trump rally the day before the Attack on the Capitol:
“This is nothing less than an epic struggle for the future of this country between dark and light, between the godly and the godless, between good and evil,” he said. “And we will win this fight or America will step off into a thousand years of darkness. We dare not fail. I will be with you tomorrow shoulder to shoulder.”
The Tweet Timeline
September 1, 2020. Pierce tweets: “A Second American Revolution Against Tyranny Has Begun.” Pierce also references “1775.”
November 11, 2020. Pierce tweets: “Time to dust of those Second Amendment rights.”
November 11, 2020. Pierce tweets: “There is a war coming.”
November 11, 2020. Pierce tweets: “Fight over every single hedgerow. Nothing less than our freedom hangs in the balance.” He also references “#1775” again.
“Hedgerow” is a World War II reference. This short video provides context.
December 22, 2020. Pierce posts about “Pierce Bainbridge client George Papadopoulos.”
(As his tweet states, Pierce is cut out of the picture. His ex-long-time Pierce Bainbridge partners Christopher N. LaVigne (Withers Bergman, Withers Worldwide) and Caroline Polisi (Armstrong Teasedale) are in the background. Both quit Pierce Bainbridge in around Spring of 2020. Pierce suffered a mass exodus of almost 60 attorneys from late 2019 into Spring 2020. Notably, however, Pierce’s ex-long-time name partner David L. Hecht (Hecht Partners) said he resigned in March 2020; yet, recent court filings reveal that in July, August, September, October, and November Hecht was on work-related emails with Pierce. It is unknown whether similar emails exist for other ex-Pierce Bainbridge attorneys who said they resigned.)
January 5, 2021. The day before the Attack on the Capitol, Pierce’s recently pardoned client tweets: “This is our 1776 moment.” Papadopoulos apparently deleted the tweet, another tweeter posted the January 5 tweet on January 7.
January 6, 2021. Pierce suggests others follow Rittenhouse’s lead. Recall, Pierce had suggested months earlier that the Kenosha kill shots were the start of a Revolutionary War.
January 6, 2021. On the night of the Attack on the Capitol, a Pierce post speaks for itself.
January 6, 2021. On the night of the Attack on the Capitol, Pierce pens another tweet which speaks for itself.
There are additional tweets from Pierce of this ilk.
The postings are alarming.
Addendum: “New Capitol Attack Video: Are there snakes under every rock around attorney John Pierce?” Check this out and watch the video. It is disconcerting.