Wood, who has more than 840,000 followers on the app, claimed he went looking for U.S. President Joe Biden, who he dubbed “Joey Bribes Bandito,” at the White House, and rather found former President Donald Trump operating in the Oval Office.
In late April 2021, QAnon-supporting conspiracy theorist and lawyer Lin Wood shared a number of strange posts on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app.
Screenshots of his posts were shared online:
Lin Wood has spent the last half hour on Telegram claiming to be searching the White House for Joe Biden.
He completes the story with the claim that he went into the Oval Office and found Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk.
This is misconception at an entire other level. pic.twitter.com/Cs6JYcZosY
— Feminist Proper Gander (@dappergander) April 28, 2021
After 30 minutes of posting, Wood shared a photo of himself and Trump in the Oval Office, composing, “I was. No Joey in the Oval Office.
Lin Wood simply went on Telegram telling individuals he was browsing the White House & & Residence for Joe Biden.
He states he ultimately entered the Oval Office to be greeted by Donald Trump, then suggests that Biden is dead.
Hes seriously lost it. pic.twitter.com/tRjjuXVG1m
— Lord Anthony Walker (Hot Medic) (@anthonycwalker) April 28, 2021
They revealed Wood posing in a number of spaces that appeared to be in the White House. After 30 minutes of publishing, Wood shared an image of himself and Trump in the Oval Office, writing, “I was. Wood then shared a post from another popular Telegram account GhostEzra, which appeared to imply that Biden was dead. The photo of Wood and Trump in the Oval Office, which he likewise shared on Telegram, appears to have actually been taken on March 11, 2020, when Trump was still president. Woods posts on Telegram appear to be a nod, joking or not, to one of those unproven theories, which claims Trump won the election and Biden is not actually in the White House.
In another, he published an image of a woman, and composed, “Got a bit lonesome waiting in this space for Joey so my Executive Assistant stopped by to keep me business. Still no Joey in the home.
Obviously, we understand that Trump is not presently living or working in the White House, Biden is. Considered that Wood acknowledged the messages in a statement to Newsweek, suggesting they were meant as humor, and the images appear not to have actually been taken just recently, we rate this claim as “False.”.
Wood has also honestly revealed support for QAnon, a nebulous batch of online conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 election, COVID-19 vaccines, and more. Woods posts on Telegram seem a nod, joking or not, to among those unfounded theories, which claims Trump won the election and Biden is not in fact in the White House. We have unmasked a similar report before.
It is possible that these images were handled a previous check out to the White House when Trump remained in office. The photo of Wood and Trump in the Oval Office, which he likewise shared on Telegram, appears to have actually been taken on March 11, 2020, when Trump was still president. It can be seen here. While we can not validate, it is likely that all the other images were taken during that time also, as Wood seems to be using the same suit and tie..
Wood then shared a post from another popular Telegram account GhostEzra, which appeared to suggest that Biden was dead. “I was going to visit Castle Rock Studio to look for Joey but GhostEzra suggested I head to this place. Is Ghost trying to inform me something???” Wood wrote. He then shared a GhostEzras post, an image of a graveyard with the message, “Hey Lin, check over here.”.
Lin Wood (Telegram) published pictures of himself in the White House and it was empty- pic.twitter.com/63iLUEvylU
— QtheRoses (@ChompMeXoX) May 1, 2021
Newsweek reached out to the lawyer, and he responded, “I have a sense of humor. Do you?”.
They revealed Wood positioning in a number of rooms that appeared to be in the White House. I thought I may find Joey in the China space making an illegal offer for himself.
Wood is running for the position of Republican Party chairman in South Carolina against incumbent Drew McKissick. When asked if it was proper for him to publish such messages while running for this position, he told Newsweek, “I am not mindful of any guideline that prohibits a candidate for office from having a sense of humor while exercising his/her right of free speech.”.