Right-wing attorney Lin Wood, who responded to criticism about his baseless election fraud claims by saying Jesus was called crazy too, is making the also-egregious claims that Hillary Clinton, Mike Pence, and Chief Justice John Roberts all conspired to kill several federal judges.
Does it make any sense? No.
Is there anything to back it up? No.
Has that ever stopped Wood before? Of course not.
“Hillary Clinton thought she had rigged the 2016 election,” Wood said on Telegram, the messaging service to which many far-right figures migrated to following the recent purge by Twitter of accounts promoting election-related conspiracy theories and violence. “The plan after her election was to kill federal judges so that Hillary could stack the judiciary. US Supreme Court targeted. FBI was complicit.”
The Trump-boosting attorney went on to baselessly claim that Jeffrey Epstein “arranged for the adoption of [Chief Justice] Roberts’ children,” and that “Roberts used the children to gain entry into the cabal of power and influence.” He also asserted that Pence was caught on video discussing “murdering judges,” and that Roberts and Clinton were both involved. (No evidence of the video was presented with the claim.)
If Clinton were really as powerful as Wood thinks she is, then wouldn’t she have, like, actually won the 2016 election…?
Anyway, the reason Wood said this on Telegram is because he was suspended from Twitter and his conspiracy post was removed from Parler. (How terrible do you have to be for Parler to remove your content?)
Spreading these outrageous lies has damaged Wood’s legal career, but the allure of conspiracy theories is apparently too strong to resist. He likes to say, “All lies will be revealed,” but he won’t accept that they already have been. Repeatedly.
Most lawyers have to show proficiency in critical thinking. Wood must have found a workaround.
(via Right Wing Watch)