Lin Wood Confirmed for Dallas QAnon Event Alongside Two Texas Republicans

Pro-Donald Trump attorney Lin Wood has been confirmed to appear at an event in Dallas alongside other prominent QAnon figures and two Texas Republicans.

Wood is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the three-day For God & Country Patriot Roundup event over Memorial Day Weekend in May, along with Trump's former campaign lawyer and fellow QAnon supporter Sidney Powell as well as former national security adviser Michael Flynn, one of the key figures in the radical movement.

Others speakers also include Rep. Louie Gohmert and Texas GOP chairman Allen West, and influential QAnon advocates Jordan Sather and "RedPill78," whose real name is Zak Paine.

Organizers of the events being held at the Gilley's Dallas complex and the Omni Dallas Hotel have denied that it is essentially a QAnon convention despite a number of scheduled appearances by people heavily associated with the conspiracy theory, and QAnon language and imagery being used in its promotion.

For God & Country Patriot Roundup is also organized by The Patriot Voice, a.k.a. John Sabal and his wife Amy. Sabal is better known as his alias "QAnon John."

Wood came to prominence as a defamation lawyer whose clients included Richard Jewell, who was falsely accused of setting off a bomb during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who sued CNN and The Washington Post for claiming he had antagonized a Native American activist near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C, after clips of the encounter went viral in January 2019.

He later worked with Sydney Powell in an attempt to overturn the election results in favor of Donald Trump, considered a savior-like figure in the QAnon movement, with the so-called "Kraken" lawsuits. The suits were widely dismissed, and even ridiculed, for their grammatical errors and lack of any real evidence and eventually thrown out by the Supreme Court.

During this time, Wood also pushed other conspiracy theories such as falsely linking Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He also faced calls to be investigated for suggesting former Vice President Mike Pence should face "execution by firing squad" for treason for failing to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election victory.

Wood used to have an abbreviation of the QAnon slogan "Where we go one we go all" in the bio of his now-suspended Twitter account.

After he was kicked off the social media app for continuing to spread misinformation about the election in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Wood managed to attract more than 831,000 subscribers on Telegram, by far the largest of any other QAnon influencer on the encrypted messaging service app.

Texas Republicans Louie Gohmert and Allen West are also scheduled to appear at the event in May, tickets for which cost $500 per person, with VIP tickets selling for $1,000.

West was previously linked to QAnon after the Texas GOP used phrase "we are the storm" in a tweet urging people to follow the party on "free speech" social media app Gab, popular among conservatives.

The wording is similar to phrases used by QAnon followers, with "the storm" referring to the moment that Trump would arrest and execute high-profile satanic pedophiles.

The Texas GOP had been using the "We are the storm" line since August and said it originates from a line from West's favorite poem. The party was criticized for continuing to use it following the January 6 insurrection, which QAnon supporters were a part of.

In a previous statement to Newsweek, the Texas GOP said: "Chairman West does not need to condemn a movement he was never a part of."

Neither West nor Gohmert responded to requests for comments about their scheduled appearance at the For God & Country Patriot Roundup event.

Elsewhere, a petition has been set up urging the City of Dallas to cancel the event organized by supporters of a movement the FBI lists as a domestic terrorist threat, which has attracted more than 2,600 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the City of Dallas previously told Newsweek: "Dallas is a welcoming city, bringing together people of many varied interests and ideas. As always, we will do our best to ensure Dallas residents and guests attending this event are safe while in our city."

Wood has been contacted for comment.

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Attorney Lin Wood, pictured wearing sunglasses and a red tie, speaks to the media outside a courthouse in Los Angeles, California on December 3, 2019. Wood has been confirmed to appear at an event in Dallas alongside other prominent QAnon figures Apu Gomes/Getty

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