Lin Wood now says "stop the steal" groups are a deep-state plot

“After doing the research and connecting the dots, I have reached the conclusion that the Stop the Steal organization is a Deep State organization to raise money for purposes other than to FIX 2020. … WATCH OUT for anyone affiliated with Stop the Steal. Every lie will be revealed,” Wood wrote on the right-wing social media platform Telegram Friday, Rolling Stone and Newsweek reported.

Wood has been one of the biggest proponents of the baseless claim that the presidential election was rigged against Donald Trump.

The bizarre new development follows attacks on Wood the last few days by teenage gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last week of killing two unarmed men and wounding another, who was armed, at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. Wood was Rittenhouse’s first attorney.