MAGA lawyer Lin Wood claims Trump is still in the Oval Office in bizarre series of Telegram messages

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MAGA lawyer Lin Wood has crazily insisted that former president Donald Trump is still in the Oval Office, despite being replaced by Joe Biden on January 20.

Wood, who was behind several failed attempts in courtrooms to overturn the 2020 presidential election and is known for sharing conspiracy theories, posted a series of pictures on messaging app Telegram earlier this week.

In captions along with the photographs, he claimed he was in the building searching for the current president Joe Biden, who won the 2020 election in November.

In the first picture Wood is shown standing next to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln that is displayed in the White House's state dining room. 'I waited in this room for several minutes but still no Joey,' he wrote in a message to his Telegram group

In the first picture Wood is shown standing next to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln that is displayed in the White House’s state dining room. ‘I waited in this room for several minutes but still no Joey,’ he wrote in a message to his Telegram group

In the first picture – shared by Twitter user @dappergander – Wood is shown standing next to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln that is displayed in the White House’s state dining room. 

‘I waited in this room for several minutes but still no Joey,’ Wood wrote after posting the image to his group on the messaging app.

Posting a picture of the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Wood wrote: ‘Got a bit lonely waiting in this room for Joey so my Executive Assistant stopped by to keep my company. Still no Joey in the house.’

Posting a picture of the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room, Wood wrote: 'Got a bit lonely waiting in this room for Joey so my Executive Assistant stopped by to keep my company. Still no Joey in the house'. Pictured: Message sent by Lin Wood on Telegram

Posting a picture of the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Wood wrote: ‘Got a bit lonely waiting in this room for Joey so my Executive Assistant stopped by to keep my company. Still no Joey in the house’. Pictured: Message sent by Lin Wood on Telegram 

'Not sure if I can find Joey in the house so I thought I would check outside,' he wrote, before posting a series of pictures of the White Houses' rose garden

‘Not sure if I can find Joey in the house so I thought I would check outside,’ he wrote, before posting a series of pictures of the White Houses’ rose garden

‘Not sure if I can find Joey in the house so I thought I would check outside,’ he wrote, before posting a series of pictures of the White House’s rose garden.

‘No Joey in sight. One more room to check,’ Wood wrote. 

‘Could he be in THAT office??? I don’t he [sic] can legally be there but I will check before I leave,’ he added, referencing the false conspiracy popular among QAnon believers that Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election.

With a final picture, Wood wrote: ‘I was right. No Joey in the Oval Office. But I did run into our president of the United States.

‘President Trump is hanging out and working in the office in which he was re-elected him [sic] to serve in a historic landslide victory on November 3, 2020.’

The last picture Wood shared was of him standing next to Donald Trump sitting at the presidential desk in the Oval Office.

With a final picture, Wood wrote: 'I was right. No Joey in the Oval Office. But I did run into our president of the United States. President Trump is hanging out and working in the office in which he was re-elected him [sic] to serve in a historic landslide victory on November 3, 2020'

With a final picture, Wood wrote: ‘I was right. No Joey in the Oval Office. But I did run into our president of the United States. President Trump is hanging out and working in the office in which he was re-elected him [sic] to serve in a historic landslide victory on November 3, 2020’

Judging by previous pictures of Wood at the White House, the photographs are believed to have been taken when he was visiting in March 2020, while Trump held the presidential office.

Another give-away that Wood was not actually at the White House – other than the fact President Biden currently occupies it – were the pictures of the rose garden. 

In them, lines of crabapple trees – famously removed by Melania Trump during her family’s time in the White House to be planted elsewhere – can be seen in the garden.

Much of the decor showing in the photographs was also not in-keeping with President Biden’s chosen decorations for the White House. 

But Wood’s Telegram tirade did not stop with his photo of Trump in the Oval Office.

Another user going by the name of ‘GhostEzra’, reportedly a well-known and disliked member within the online QAnon group, suggested Wood checks a graveyard, by posting a picture of one and writing ‘Hey Lin, check over here.’

The user reportedly subscribes to an off-shoot QAnon conspiracy theory that President Joe Biden has in fact died and been replaced by a body double. 

Lin Wood met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on March 11, 2020, at the President's request (pictured, file photo)

Lin Wood met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on March 11, 2020, at the President’s request (pictured, file photo)

Wood shared GhostEzra’s message, writing: ‘I was going to swing by Castle Rock Studio to search for Joey but GhostEzra suggested I head to this location. Is Ghost trying to tell me something?’

Wood’s sharing of GhostEzra’s message reportedly had other QAnon-believing users on Telegram conflicted, due to their dislike of GhostEzra, but belief that Wood is an ally of General Michael Flynn, believed by some to be a figurehead of the group.

Reacting to @dappergander’s posts, a number of people on Twitter questioned Wood’s sanity, and pointed out the obviously falseness of his posts.

‘I have a feeling Lin Wood is not allowed anywhere near the White House or POTUS,’ one user wrote.

‘I know this has been obvious for a while but holy s*** this guy legitimately needs help. Where are his family?’ another asked, while a third pointed out that ‘the rug is the wrong color. President Biden’s rug is blue.’

In March, it was announced that Wood had been banned from  private lawyer’s club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad.

A ruling from the club published online by Wood himself confirmed he had lost his membership to the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

The decision cited several reasons to remove Wood as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood’s call during the January 6 Capitol riots, that saw thousands of MAGA supporters storm the U.S. Capitol building.

As protesters were storming the Capitol building in DC, Wood said that Trump supporters should ‘get the firing squads ready’ and make sure ‘Pence goes first.’ 

In March, it was announced that Wood had been banned from private lawyer's club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad on January 6, as MAGA supporters were storming the US Capitol building in Washington DC

In March, it was announced that Wood had been banned from private lawyer’s club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad on January 6, as MAGA supporters were storming the US Capitol building in Washington DC

Pictured: A person dressed as Lady Liberty wears a shirt with the letter Q, referring to QAnon, as protesters take part in a protest, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

Pictured: A person dressed as Lady Liberty wears a shirt with the letter Q, referring to QAnon, as protesters take part in a protest, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

‘Mr. Wood’s call for the summary execution of the Vice President is an attack not only on the Vice President performing his Constitutionally required obligation, but also is an attack on the rule of law and the Constitution itself,’ the club wrote in its ruling.

The statement also described Wood’s execution demand as conduct that would ‘bring discredit to the Club.’ 

The club also said that it disapproved of Wood’s social media posts in which he accused Chief Justice John Roberts of somehow being involved in the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. 

He had also previously accused Roberts of belonging to a ‘cabal’ involved in the sexual abuse of children, a theory that echoes the unfounded claims made by supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory, popular among Trump supporters.

Wood is also facing the prospect of being disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia, and was banned from Twitter following his involvement in the January 6 events.  

The lawyer was ordered to submit a psychological evaluation to the Georgia State Bar, but refused.   



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