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Pro-Trump attorney BANNED from Atlanta private lawyer’s club after Mike Pence comments

Attorney Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer’s club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad. 

The pro-Trump lawyer, who was behind several failed attempts in courtrooms to overturn the presidential election in favour of the former president, lost his membership to the Lawyers Club of Atlanta on Wednesday.

A ruling from the club published online by Wood himself cited several reasons to remove him as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood’s call during the January 6 Capitol riots.

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.’

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer's club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad on January 6

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer's club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad on January 6

Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood has been banned from a private lawyer’s club in Atlanta after he called for former Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by firing squad on January 6

‘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 provided the club with a video on an ‘anonymous’ whistle-blower to support his unfounded claims against Roberts.

The person in the video appears to be a promoter of QAnon who was previously convicted of committing healthcare fraud in an attempt to acquire huge amounts of opiods, according to the Daily Beast

Wood has vowed to appeal the decision of the club to remove him, telling his social media followers ‘I will not go quietly in the night. I have done nothing wrong.’

Finding no reason to believe Wood’s whistle-blower however, The Lawyers Club wrote in its decision: ‘Under any reasonable measurement of conduct unbecoming, Mr. Wood has crossed that line by a wide margin.

‘Mr. Wood’s continued membership in the Club would bring discredit to the Club and its members,’ it added. 

Lin Wood, pictured left in the Oval Office with Trump, is also reportedly facing the prospect of being disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia if he does not submit a mental health evaluation

Lin Wood, pictured left in the Oval Office with Trump, is also reportedly facing the prospect of being disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia if he does not submit a mental health evaluation

Lin Wood, pictured left in the Oval Office with Trump, is also reportedly facing the prospect of being disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia if he does not submit a mental health evaluation

Wood is also facing the prospect of being disbarred by the State Bar of Georgia if he does not submit a mental health evaluation.

Last month, he appealed to his followers on social media site Telegram for information that could prevent him from being disbarred. 

Mr Wood shared the 1,600-page disciplinary complaint, asking supported to find any information that could question the ‘competency, qualifications or objectivity’ of any member of the State Disciplinary Board,’ The Independent reported.

The complaint was marked confidential, with Wood saying he had only 10 days to file a complaint that could in theory stop the disciplinary process.

‘I could use the help of an Army of Patriots,’ Wood wrote on Telegram. 

The State Bar of Georgia said Wood ‘may have violated one or more of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct’.

‘If you have any information that might impact the ‘competency, qualifications or objectivity’ of any members, would you email the information to me,’ Wood asked his followers.

A ruling from the club published online by Wood cited several reasons to remove him as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood's call during the January 6 Capitol riots. Pictured: Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, in front of a noose that has been set up

A ruling from the club published online by Wood cited several reasons to remove him as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood's call during the January 6 Capitol riots. Pictured: Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, in front of a noose that has been set up

A ruling from the club published online by Wood cited several reasons to remove him as a member, but the issue the group appeared most aggrieved by was Wood’s call during the January 6 Capitol riots. Pictured: Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, in front of a noose that has been set up

Last month, wood appealed to his followers on social media site Telegram for information that could prevent him from being disbarred

Last month, wood appealed to his followers on social media site Telegram for information that could prevent him from being disbarred

Last month, wood appealed to his followers on social media site Telegram for information that could prevent him from being disbarred

He said information he was looking for included anything that may tie board members to Dominion – the voting system firm – whose lawsuit against another pro-Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, will be defended by Wood.

‘Their social media posts, political affiliations, representative clients (for example, what if one or more of them represent Dominion), lawsuits filed against them, etc. would all potentially provide me with relevant information that could form the basis of a challenge,’ Wood wrote.  

Georgia State Bar rules that ‘mental illness, cognitive impairment, alcohol abuse, or substance abuse, to the extent of impairing competency as a lawyer,’ are all grounds for stripping a lawyer’s license to practice law, according to Forbes.

If the lawyer refuses a mental health evaluation, it ‘may be grounds for further proceedings…including emergency suspension proceedings.’ 

The pro-Trump defamation lawyer supported the same election conspiracy theories pedalled by Trump after the former president lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.

Powell, as well as Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, have also supported the unfounded theories.

Lawyer to former US President Donald J. Trump Rudy Giuliani, who has been hit with multiple professional conduct complaints, is also facing the prospect of being expelled from the New York State Bar Association, a voluntary organization. It cannot prevent him from practising law

Lawyer to former US President Donald J. Trump Rudy Giuliani, who has been hit with multiple professional conduct complaints, is also facing the prospect of being expelled from the New York State Bar Association, a voluntary organization. It cannot prevent him from practising law

Lawyer to former US President Donald J. Trump Rudy Giuliani, who has been hit with multiple professional conduct complaints, is also facing the prospect of being expelled from the New York State Bar Association, a voluntary organization. It cannot prevent him from practising law

Michigan’s Attorney General is also pushing for Sidney Powell (pictured) to be disbarred after she filed a number of long-shot lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud in Michigan and other states, which were repeatedly rebuffed in court

Michigan’s Attorney General is also pushing for Sidney Powell (pictured) to be disbarred after she filed a number of long-shot lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud in Michigan and other states, which were repeatedly rebuffed in court

Michigan’s Attorney General is also pushing for Sidney Powell (pictured) to be disbarred after she filed a number of long-shot lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud in Michigan and other states, which were repeatedly rebuffed in court

Both been singled out by Dominion in a lawsuit against Giuliani, that says he was ‘determined to promote’ claims that Dominion voting machines were rigged. 

Michigan’s Attorney General is also pushing for Sidney Powell to be disbarred after she filed a number of long-shot lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud in Michigan and other states, which were repeatedly rebuffed in court. 

Giuliani, who has been hit with multiple professional conduct complaints, is also facing the prospect of being expelled from the New York State Bar Association, a voluntary organization. It cannot prevent him from practising law.

As Trump was following the events of January 6, Wood, along with Powell and Giuliani, have all been banned from Twitter.

Source: Daily Mail |World News

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