QAnon supporters were surprised this week when acquitted gunman Kyle Rittenhouse called extremist lawyer and longtime QAnon sidekick Lin Wood “mad.”
As Rittenhouse and Wood clashed, QAnon supporters came out in favor of the lawyer – or shooter – indicating a possible rift in the far-right plot movement.
Wood, who is known for pushing the lies about electing Donald Trump as a member of the former president’s legal team, was one of Rittenhouse’s first lawyers after the teenager was arrested last year for killing two unarmed men and injuring a third during a demonstration in Kenosha. , Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse said in an interview on the NewsNation cable channel Tuesday that he and his mother fired Wood last December because “he was going on with all this QAnon and voter fraud stuff, and just stuff we don’t agree with.”
He added, âHe’s crazy. â¦ He thinks he’s God and he just says all these weird things.
Rittenhouse also accused Wood of mismanaging the money the lawyer collected to bail him out.
Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson on Fox News that Wood raised $ 2 million for bail, but then advised the teenager to stay in jail where he would be “safer” for a total of 87 days. Wood also “gave me media interviews, which I never should have done,” Rittenhouse complained to Carlson.
He added: “I was used for a cause.”
Now Rittenhouse wants to use the money collected for him to pay his current lawyers.
Wood, who dismissed Rittenhouse’s complaints, told NewsNation he can’t just hand the money back to Rittenhouse because it was collected as part of the charity he created, the FightBack Foundation, and it must comply with tax law.
The lawyer said he was “open” to using funds to help pay Rittenhouse’s defense bills. But Wood also claimed that his the organization spent $ 2.7 million on the defense of Rittenhouse before the teenager signs with new lawyers.
QAnon influencer John Sabal, better known as QAnon John, posted a message to his more than 70,000 Telegram subscribers on Wednesday, writing: “Not too smart to shit where you sleep, Kyle,” Insider reported.
Supporters of QAnon influencer Ron Watkins have accused Rittenhouse of being part of a “Psyop” to divide the followers of QAnon.
But Wood also drew negative comments. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Who peddled the QAnon conspiracy theories, lambasted Wood earlier this week as a “horrible personAfter what Rittenhouse had to say about him.
Wood reached out on Twitter to QAnon’s sidekick and Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ask for help and support.
The lawyer is convinced that there is a growing “F-Lin” conspiracy, he wrote on Telegram.