Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood continues to promote conspiracy theories and misinformation at conservative events around the country, claiming at a Friday rally that no planes hit the Twin Towers or the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Wood rose to national prominence in late 2020 as he worked with attorney Sidney Powell and other Trump allies to file baseless election challenge lawsuits alleging that the presidential election was "rigged" or "stolen" from former President Donald Trump. The lawyer has continued to spread misinformation about the election, as well as promote other bizarre conspiracy theories within conservative circles in recent months.
"Let's talk about CGI—computer graphics generated images. You know what CGI is? You know what deep fake videos are? I know you know what Photoshopping is," Wood told a crowd in Glynn County, Georgia on Friday. The conspiracy theorist went on to suggest that the infamous videos and photos of the 9/11 attacks were just CGI or deep fakes.
"On 9/11 what appeared to be a plane hit one building, what appeared to be a plane hit another building, then later that night another building fell down. It wasn't hit by a dadgum thing," he said. Wood went on to claim that the Pentagon "got hit by a missile," not a plane. "There were no plane fragments found at any of the sites—New York, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon."
"There are no coincidences. We got played. We got played by people who are so evil that for money they killed 2,800 Americans on that day—including policemen and firefighters," Wood said. He then called former President George W. Bush "a criminal" and said he should "go to jail."
Wood shared clips of his remarks at the Georgia event through his Telegram channel. In a post to his channel, the lawyer said that the crowd "wanted to hear the TRUTH about 9/11."
"Many people in the country want to hear it. We ALL need to hear it and face it. We must face the TRUTH, the good, the bad, and the ugly," he wrote. "The TRUTH about 9/11 is ugly."
When reached for comment by Newsweek on Saturday, Wood said: "I talk about it to get propaganda media like Newsweek to write about it."
Conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks have circulated widely for the past two decades. The terrorist attacks against New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. were carried out by Al Qaeda operatives at the behest of the militant extremist group's then-leader Osama Bin Laden. Following the attacks, Bush—with the bipartisan support of Congress—launched the ongoing War on Terror.
Those who question or deny the official narrative of what happened on 9/11 have been called "Truthers," or part of the "9/11 Truth Movement." Their claims have been readily debunked, and planes definitely did hit the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as the Pentagon.
In late August, a judge referred Wood for disbarment over baseless election challenge lawsuits he filed in support of Trump. He was already facing possible disciplinary action from the State Bar of Georgia due to his conduct.
Update 10/2/21 at 11:00 a.m. ET: This article has been updated with comment from Lin Wood.