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Trouble in the QAnon universe is brewing as Trump ally Lin Wood accuses 'Stop the Steal' of being a deep-state campaign

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Attorney Lin Wood wears a red "Make America Great Again" hat and gestures while speaking during a rally
Attorney Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, speaking during a rally on December 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Georgia.Ben Margot/AP Photo
  • This weekend Lin Wood, a lawyer and Trump ally, hit out at the pro-Trump cause "Stop the Steal."

  • Wood accused the cause of being run by deep-state operatives, a term commonly used in QAnon circles.

  • "Stop the Steal" has consistently helped push baseless, pro-Trump claims of voter fraud.

Lin Wood, a lawyer and Trump ally, has accused "Stop the Steal," a pro-Trump movement known for pushing baseless voter-fraud claims about the 2020 election, of being run by deep-state operatives.

"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," Wood wrote on Saturday to his 762,753 Telegram subscribers.

Wood called out Ali Alexander, a "Stop the Steal" organizer, and suggested that Alexander and Georgia Republican Vernon Jones were "Deep State operatives." He then linked them Michael Flynn, a Trump ally and former national security advisor, writing, "Connect the dots."

Flynn had previously spoken at QAnon conferences and sold QAnon merch. But over the weekend, Wood released what he said was audio of Flynn calling QAnon "total nonsense."

"I will no longer refer to Michael Flynn as General. F-Linn is only the General of the Deep State. Sad, but true. That is my opinion based of facts. You should draw your own conclusions based on FACTS, not emotions," Wood wrote.

"WATCH OUT for anyone affiliated with Stop The Steal. Every lie will be revealed," he added.

Wood's accusation that "Stop the Steal" is a deep-state organization has its roots in QAnon beliefs. QAnon — a far-right conspiracy group that says former President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a "deep state" cabal of satanic pedophiles and cannibals — has fully taken root in multiple Telegram channels, where a feud centering around Wood, Flynn, and other known QAnon influencers appears to be brewing.

Last week, for instance, Kyle Rittenhouse attracted the ire of QAnon believers after he said he fired Wood over the lawyer's QAnon beliefs.

Separately, Wood has been feuding with Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene. Wood told Insider in October that he and Greene were no longer "aligned" in trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

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