Lin Wood Is a 'State Witness' in Trump Election Case, DA Says

Attorney Lin Wood, a witness in the Georgia election subversion case, denied mainstream media-driven claims that he 'flipped.'
Lin Wood Is a 'State Witness' in Trump Election Case, DA Says
Lin Wood speaks at a press conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 8, 2011. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
Jack Phillips

Lin Wood, an attorney who supported former President Donald Trump's election fraud claims after the 2020 election, is a witness for the Fulton County District Attorney's office in the election case involving the former president, according to a Wednesday court filing, although Mr. Wood on Wednesday refuted allegations that he flipped in a social media post.

The reference to Mr. Wood, a longtime defamation attorney, was made in a court filing that spoke about possible conflicts of interest of six defense attorneys because they had represented witnesses in related court proceedings.

“Lin Wood, Coreco Ja’Quan Perason, Vikki Townsend Consiglio, Gloria Kay Godwin, James Kenneth Carroll, and Carolyn Hall Fisher are witnesses for the State in the present case,” the DA's office said in a filing (pdf).

As a witness, Mr. Wood could be cross-examined by his former attorney, Harry W. MacDougald, who is representing defendant Jeffrey Clark in the DA's racketeering case. Mr. MacDougald once served as co-counsel for Sidney Powell, also charged in the Fulton County case, and Mr. Wood in a 2020 election-related lawsuit that was ultimately dismissed.

Prosecutors also wrote Wednesday that “there is a significant risk that the Rules of Professional Conduct may be violated, which may compromise the rights of certain witnesses for the State of Georgia should those witnesses be cross-examined by their former attorneys.”


Mr. Wood told The Epoch Times on Wednesday that claims he "flipped" on President Trump are not true, adding: "I have no idea why I am being called as a witness in the [Sidney] Powell trial."
Elaborating, Mr. Wood stated that he has "no firsthand knowledge concerning the criminal case as it is being described in the media."
In response to the district attorney's filing on Wednesday, Mr. Wood released a statement on his Telegram social media account on Wednesday said that he was also "subjected to a barrage of Mockingbird media requests this morning to comment on stories claiming that I have 'flipped' on President Trump because I have been subpoenaed as a witness in the Powell case.

"There is NO TRUTH to those accusations. I have no idea why I am being asked to testify at the trial," he wrote. "I have had no discussions with the DA’s office since I testified before the special grand jury several months ago. Strikes me as yet another effort by the FAKE media to attack or smear me. Fake news is fake news. Always has been. Always will be. Enjoy your afternoon. God bless each of you."

Several left-wing news outlets reported that he "flipped" on President Trump and the other co-defendants because he was named as a state witness in the latest filing. In one example on Wednesday, national security attorney Bradley Moss wrote on social media to claim that "I did not have Lin Wood flipping on my bingo card," responding to the Fulton County court filing.

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Although he made a number of claims about election fraud after the 2020 election, Mr. Wood was never an official member of the former president's legal team. Mr. Wood also was not indicted in the Fulton County DA's case.

However, the Georgia grand jury had recommended Mr. Wood be charged for his activity following the 2020 election, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), two former Georgia senators, and more than a dozen other people, according to an unsealed report released by a Fulton County judge earlier this month. However, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis declined to charge him.

Last month, Mr. Wood told CNBC that he had testified to the Georgia grand jury that recommended an indictment against President Trump and the others, saying it was "pursuant to a ‘material witness’ subpoena." He said that his testimony lasted about 90 minutes and answered all the questions, adding to the outlet that he could not discuss what he spoke about.

Months before, in August 2022, Mr. Wood told news outlets that he could comply and go before the special grand jury when he was requested to do so, adding that he was informed that he was a material witness. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he told The New York Times at the time. “I’ve got nothing to hide, so I’ll go down and talk to them.”

Since the 202o election, Mr. Wood has faced a multitude of legal hurdles. Several former colleagues filed lawsuits against him for an alleged breach of contract, while he was sanctioned in Michigan for several election lawsuits. In May, the Georgia Bar held a trial for him to determine whether he should be disbarred from practicing law in the state.

In July, Mr. Wood announced that he was giving up his law license instead of facing the Georgia Bar's proceedings, saying he would likely be disbarred. At the time, he wrote on Telegram, "Today, I AM RETIRED!!! The State Bar of Georgia has agreed to drop the disciplinary cases against me in return for my agreement to take the status of RETIRED."

In the 1990s, Mr. Wood gained national attention when he successfully represented Richard Jewell, a security guard who was falsely accused in the media of being a suspect in the Atlanta Olympics bombing. He also represented the family of slain child model JonBenet Ramsey and former California Rep. Gary Condit in defamation suits.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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