On Wednesday night, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign left the hint that a lawyer seeking to overthrow Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Georgia could actually be a democratic plant working against the Republican Party and the president.
Lin Wood, a lawyer for the charismatic, albeit increasingly famous, celebrity, has made wild accusations in recent weeks that the election in his state has been marred and Trump should be rewarded. On Wednesday, he went further and encouraged Republicans to boycott the upcoming Senate elections unless the governor, Republican Brian Kemp, convenes a special legislative session to investigate alleged conspiracies of the violations.
This seemed too a bridge for members of the president’s team, who soon realized that the genie who had been released from the glass had poisoned their party.
“Anyone who cares about the future of our country needs to ignore the fools and support President Trump by voting for Republicans in the Georgian election,” one of Trump’s senior aides told The Daily Beast. “Many of us believe that Lin Wood is actively working against our mission to elect President Trump’s allies in Georgia. He himself said.
According to a source close to the president, Trump called Wood and Sidney Powell, a former member of the post-election Trump legal team who was with Wood in Wednesday’s press, to share his stated belief in the importance of Georgian Republicans getting out. vote for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the run. The source did not detail what the president had said yet, how the conversation continued, and when the call arrived on Wednesday. Axios previously reported that Trump “communicated directly with both Powell and Wood”.
Another Republican close to Trump said, “If you’re interested in Senate Republicans, why would you do that? [Wood’s] you do?
Comments may have been anonymous. But even the official Trump political apparatus was included in the ax-Wood law. Immediately after 11 p.m., Trump 2020 “War Room” tweeted, “Records: Lin Wood has been voting, donated to Democrats for decades, including Barack Obama and David Perdue’s 2014 opponent”. connecting to a Breitbart article. The article acknowledged that Wood, who misrepresented Atlanta, who bombed Richard Jewell’s suspect, was also a Trump and GOP donor.
The late-night Twitter post was just the latest time Trump’s team tried to kill the Frankenstein monster he created: pro-Trump, conspiracy-theorizing lawyers who claim virtually anything to nullify this year’s presidential results. The damage check included not only a presidential phone call, but a number of Republican staff and officials who were planning how to disapprove of these right-wing lawyers who had taken allegiance to Trump.
Wood, who arrived for a comment, was hesitant to be condemned by a campaign he said he was trying to save, and described the proposal put forward by Team Trump’s official branch as “false nonsense”.
The lawyer wrote: “The Trump campaign must require Governor Brian Kemp to convene a special meeting [the] The Georgian legislature… Loeffler and Perdue must make the same claim. The general choice was fraud. After [the] the legislature records the voting process and then gets out and votes. It seems like old common sense to me.
“The general choice was fraud. After [the] the legislature records the voting process and then gets out and votes. It seems like old common sense to me.“
– Lin Wood
Wood also told the audience at the demonstration that President Trump had recently called for him to win the election, adding that Trump had told him, “If I lost this fair and equitable poll, I would let go.” Wood recalled that Trump insisted he “never” let Biden. (President-elect Biden won decisively, and the competition has long been for him, even as Trump’s own legal team and campaign have made similarly tiring efforts.)
Aside from the president’s briefing, Wood’s recent efforts have been dissidently received by prominent GOP circles.
Former Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to Trump, called Powell and Wood are “completely destructive” in a Thursday morning tweet. Roger Stone, a former adviser to Trump, was more diplomatic in a post on the Conservative Parler community site, praising Wood as a “Christian gentleman” but telling his fans it was “mandatory” to vote for Loeffler and Perdue.
However, Republican attacks on Wood are not guaranteed to alienate him from the Trump base. Like Powell, Wood maintains contact with QAnon’s conspirators, who see the two as brave operatives against the “deep state”. And Wood became the hero of Trump’s adherents by representing Nick Sandmann, a Catholic student in Covington, in a defamation lawsuit against CNN. As GOP data launched attacks on Wood on Wednesday, comments about Breitbart and responses from politicians like Gingrich on Twitter filled Wood’s supporters, accusing Wood’s opponents of representing an anti-Trump GOP institution.
Both Trump and his campaign have praised and promoted Wood on Twitter in the past. Trump retweeted Wood more recently, on Nov. 15, added “he did a great job in Georgia,” while Trump’s campaign had a Twitter account. posted a video of Wood’s voter fraud claims on Nov. 6.
But unlike Powell, Wood is not one that the Trump campaign and the legal team should have formally expelled from their own ranks. He was a freelancer. On November 10, Wood told The Daily Beast that he was not on the team, just that “I don’t belong on anyone’s team. I’m only on team truth. “
“God bless you,” he added with a message ending in prayer, heart, and American flag emoticons.