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Lawyer who pushed Trump’s false election claims listed as a state witness in Georgia case


A outstanding legal professional who advocated for then-President Donald Trump’s false stolen election claims in 2020 will probably be a witness for the prosecution in Georgia’s prison case in opposition to Trump and 18 others, based on a courtroom submitting.

“L. Lin Wooden is a witness for the State,” prosecutors from Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis’ workplace revealed in a submitting Wednesday.

Wooden, who resigned from the Georgia bar in July amid a disciplinary probe, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday. Willis’ workplace additionally did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

In a publish on social media Wednesday, Wooden insisted that he had not “flipped” on Trump.

“I help President Trump 117%!” he wrote on Telegram, including “I do not know why I used to be subpoenaed by the DA.”

Wooden stated he hadn’t been in touch with Willis’s workplace since he testified earlier than a grand jury final yr, however that he is been subpoenaed to testify within the case in opposition to one of many defendants, Sidney Powell.

 “I do know that regardless of the DA asks me, I’ll communicate the TRUTH. And I’ve NO data of TRUTH that can be utilized in any approach in opposition to President Trump,” he wrote.

Wooden embraced and promoted Trump’s bogus election claims, and was concerned in two lawsuits difficult the election leads to Georgia. In a type of instances he was listed as being part of the identical authorized workforce as Trump legal professional Powell, one of many 19 defendants in Willis’ election case.

Powell and one other lawyer who’d been advising Trump, Kenneth Chesebro, are scheduled to stand trial subsequent month. Each have pleaded not responsible.

Wooden had confronted attainable prices within the election case, based on a particular grand jury report that was unsealed earlier this month.

The particular grand jury that had been impaneled by Willis to assist examine the sprawling case had advisable indicting Wooden for his half within the “nationwide effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election,” together with Georgia, the doc reveals, however Willis declined to deliver prices in opposition to him.

Wooden had testified earlier than the panel final yr.

“I’ve obtained nothing to cover, so I’ll go down and speak to them,” he instructed The New York Instances final yr, including, “I didn’t do something mistaken.”

Wooden’s standing as a witness was disclosed in a submitting outlining attainable conflicts of curiosity for attorneys who’ve shoppers within the present case.

The submitting famous that Harry McDougald, who’s defending former Justice Division official Jeffrey Clark within the case, had labored with Powell and Wooden in one of many election instances and was Wooden’s co-counsel in one other.  

The submitting additionally recognized 11 different folks, in addition to members of the state Election Board and Basic Meeting, as witnesses for the prosecution, together with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his spouse Patricia, and former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. Prosecutors have stated they plan to name about 150 witnesses within the case.

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