Judge Kicks Lin Wood Off Carter Page Case Due To ‘Mendacity,’ ‘Incompetence’

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: British diver Vernon Unsworth; L, watches his attorneys; Mark Stephen; R, and L. Lin Wood; C, speaks to members of the media while they arrive at US District Court, Central District of California in Los Angeles, U.S. on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The British diver sued the Tesla CEO Elon Musk over calling him "'Pedo Guy" and rapist. (Photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorneys L. Lin Wood (C) and Mark Stephen (L) speak to the media about their client, British rescue diver Vernon Unsworth (rear), as they arrive at US District Court on December 3, 201... LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorneys L. Lin Wood (C) and Mark Stephen (L) speak to the media about their client, British rescue diver Vernon Unsworth (rear), as they arrive at US District Court on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Unsworth is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk for defamation over calling him "Pedo Guy" and rapist. (Photo by Apu Gomes/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 12, 2021 10:44 a.m.

A judge revoked his permission for Trump-world lawyer Lin Wood to argue in a Carter Page case Monday, calling Wood’s behavior a “toxic stew of mendacity, prevarication and surprising incompetence.”

The Page case centers on defamation allegations stemming from the Mueller probe.

“I acknowledge that I preside over a small part of the legal world in a small state,” Judge Craig Karsnitz of the Superior Court of Delaware wrote. “However, we take pride in our bar.”

Delaware Superior Court Judge Craig A. Karsnitz (Credit: photograph by Eric Crossan)

Karsnitz referred to Wood’s filings in other states, in which Wood spearheaded legal attempts to overturn the November election. The judge called Wood’s Georgia case “textbook frivolous litigation” and said that another complaint of his in a Wisconsin case “would not survive a law school civil procedure class.”

The judge also made reference to Wood’s recent tweets (before he, like many peddlers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, got kicked off the platform), which include calls for Vice President Mike Pence to be executed. His tweets have been gobbled up by heavy consumers of pro-Trump conspiracy theories. Among them was Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was shot and killed at the Capitol Wednesday as she and the rest of the mob surged towards the House chamber.

“No doubt these tweets, and many other things, incited these riots,” the judge wrote, before clarifying that he was kicking Wood off the case due to his election lawsuits apart from the tweeting.

Wood’s error-riddled filings have become infamous, with observers getting a particular kick out of one sign-off “under plenty of perjury.”

Read Karsnitz’s order here:

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