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One Of The Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutors To Resign, The Other Has Been Living With A Kenosha Judge: Sources

Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutors
Left: ADA Jason Zapf (D) Right: ADA T. Clair Binger (D)

Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 years old when he shot and killed a convicted pedophile and convicted woman-beater during the Kenosha Riots of 2020. He also shot and hurt a career criminal on the evening of August 25, 2020. All three of these men were apparently attempting to harm Rittenhouse according to multiple videos we’ve all seen. Kenosha’s DA, Michael Graveley (D) made the decision to charge Rittenhouse with a large plethora of felonies. Usually Graveley takes high profile cases, but in this case, he didn’t want to. Most of the legal community believes that the State will be unable to obtain a conviction against Rittenhouse. Instead of a possible “L” Graveley tasked two of his most liberal prosecutors to prosecute Rittenhouse – Jason Zapf, son of the embattled former Kenosha DA, Robert Zapf and T. Clair Binger, a Racine man who unsuccessfully ran for Racine DA and was involved in at least one physical domestic disturbance with a girlfriend.

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Jason Zapf

Zapf is a long-time prosecutor here in Kenosha. He recently asked Governor Tony Evers to appoint him to branch 1 as a circuit court Judge, but he instead appointed Larissa Benitez-Morgan who recently lost her first election. Recently multiple sources told us some news about this duo. Assistant DA Zapf announced he is resigning soon but he won’t tell us why. We reached out to Zapf and he didn’t wish to comment about why he was quitting and where he might work next.

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T. Clair Binger

Left: Kenosha Judge Chad Kerkman (D) Right: T. Clair Binger (D)
Lake Geneva for Kerkman’s 50th Birthday

We were also tipped off that T. Clair Binger has been living, at least in small lengths at a time, with one of his best friends, Kenosha Judge Chad Kerkman (D). We aren’t able to tell you if they are still living together or for how long. We reached T. Clair by email and during a fiery exchange, he refused to answer our questions about his living arrangements, instead calling this publication cowardly. We also reached out to Judge Kerkman who didn’t wish to comment. Kerkman was recently elected for another 6 years.

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Other Prosecutors Leave Kenosha DA

A long time-prosecutor, Emily Trigg (D) recently left the Kenosha DA’s office for the Milwaukee DA’s office. Yet another long-time prosecutor, Margaret Drees (D) has decided to resign and will be following Trigg to Milwaukee. Believe it or not, neither replied to our requests for comment.

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The reason for the mass-exodus of prosecutors that work for Graveley is unknown, but some are speculating.

Lower Right: Kyle Rittenhouse at a court hearing with Attorney Mark Richards

What does this mean for Kyle? Its assumed that the embattled Graveley will appoint another prosecutor in the office to take Zapf’s place. It also doesn’t look good that a prosecutor in the Kenosha DA’s office is very chummy with a Kenosha Circuit Court Judge. It may not be a legal conflict, but it does look bad to many folks.

Michael Graveley (D) Kenosha County DA

Opinion: The Kenosha DA’s office is bleeding prosecutors. Are they sick and tired of their boss, Mike Graveley who plays politics with his mighty powers he wields so recklessly? As for a prosecutor living with a sitting Judge in the same jurisdiction? That’s got “conflict of interest” written all over it. This shouldn’t happen. If they had a good reason for this, they had their chance to tell us. They didn’t. We also reached out to Graveley to see if he was OK with this living situation. As you guessed, he didn’t want to answer. We will end with this power saying below:


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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25 Responses

  1. Wow! It is a problem of this ADA living with a judge. I wonder if it affected any decisions the Judge made. I hope that someone would look into it.

    Also, this is more great reporting by the KCE. The KCE is good for our community.


    2. According to other news in the scandal sheet old Binger has had a bit of fight with his current GFriend so he might have moved in with Chad boy until the boiling has gone back to a simmer. However a prosecutor and a judge hearing cases he is pleading need to be very careful about any image of bias or preference and they are showing very bad judgement regardless of whether they are kissing cousins or not. Judgements might get struck off later on appeal …

  2. What a task before us. While we were asleep they positioned themselves all over. Drain the swamp is too kind. Corruption over the top I.M.H.O. Just saying.

  3. Excellent work.
    Truly appreciate your investigative journalism.
    Every one of these parasites think are above the boomerang that cometh.
    Expose.Them. All.
    “Sunlight is the best disinfectant”.
    Veritas Aequitas

  4. I believe these Prosecutors are protecting the rioters! The fact that they refused to act on the subpoena for Joshua Zaminskis phone gives me great pause ? We have learned recently that these protests around America are organized by Democrat’s and the rioter’s are often paid provocateurs, some are actually federal agents and informants! The Democratic political Establishment has actually bailed these criminal’s out of jail, I wonder if Rosenbaum (the pedophile) Kyle Rittenhouse shot was actually in the hospital, or did someone bail him out to cause Chaos? One thing is sure, this entire prosecution team is corrupted beyond comprehension!

    1. The black guy who, while airborne kicked Kyle while he was down but the kicker has never been identified. Why? The witness testified he pointed a gun at Kyle. Why has he not been charged?
      This is clearly selective prosecution for political purposes.
      The sleezy insinuations and inflammatory accusations the ADA continuously made were alarming, repugnant and unethical.

      1. To answer your question about why, the three attackers who got shot, are ALL from a single 2% ethnic minority (1 in 50). What are the odds? And THEN, both Asst DAs in charge of the case, Binger and Kraus…SAME TRIBE. NOW what are the odds? There’s your answer for why the corruption (lying) surround this case and also for why charges were made when the video available immediately always showed obvious self-defense.

        1. Enough with the conspiracies. Je_ws never have names like FatCross or BigCross which is GrossKreutz. So knock that one out. As for your other assertions I cannot comment further, apart from the fact that Kraus’s wife is Emily Trigg which is hardly Yentl Saperstein. In addition it is not a triple barrel name which is a common US affectation for where you are pointing the finger . Ergo – there’s not much in it. TEF

  5. Looks to me like Graveley knew damned well (as any lawyer should) that Rittenhouse is innocent, but being too much of a goddamned coward to say so and take the heat from the media, he tossed his most expendable underling on that grenade. Graveley gets two benefits from this: he ducks his responsibility as an officer of the court, and he gets a total scumbag disbarred and out of his hair forever.


  6. Is it possible that things are so far gone there that the state Bar is woke too?

    So no disbarment…and Binger gets a judge seat too.

  7. Its being reported now that the Prosecution Team knew the identity of “Jump Kick Man” throughout the trial. It’s time to dismiss this frivolous case with prejudice, and prosecute the Prosecution Team! They’re definitely withholding exculpatory evidence along with hiding witnesses whom could possibly be linked directly to the Communist Revolution. If investigated correctly, this could definitely uncover who organized and paid for the rioters that burned, looted, destroyed cities, and murdered innocent civilians around the United States of America in recent years! Why the Judge hasn’t thrown this case out is beyond Me! Kyle Rittenhouse has been violated on several occasions by these Communist prosecutors, including several Brady violations! It’s good to know that the United States Military is involved, quietly working in the background. I hope and pray that they’re onto these scumbags subverting Our Nation!

  8. Can anyone confirm who the woman in the picture with binger, 2nd from the last? It looks like Officer Brittany Brey who testified at Kyle’s trial.

  9. Heck of a govt y’all got there! That pos Binger is still workin’. So is Kraus.

    Binger’s still tryin’ to get a W with Black, even though that should have been dismissed.

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