Lin Wood said he sued Rittenhouse’s lawyer for calling him a “fool” about how he first handled the case.

L. Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, makes a gesture while speaking at a rally on December 2, 2020 in Alpharetta, Georgia.

L. Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, makes a gesture while speaking at a rally on December 2, 2020 in Alpharetta, Georgia.Ben Margot / AP Photo

  • L. Lin Wood was the first lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse last year.

  • On Friday, Rittenhouse lawyer Mark Richards called Wood a fool about how he handled the case.

  • Mr Wood said he would sue Richards for the comments in the letter sent on Saturday. Newsweek report.

L. Lin Wood said he would sue Kyle Rittenhouse lawyer Mark Richards after calling him a “fool” at CNN on Friday. Newsweek report.

In an interview with CNN’s Chris CuomoRichards said he and Wood had “faced each other” and Wood would probably sue him.He said The tree was a “fool” Let me talk to Ritten House Washington post While he was charged with murder.

Richards said Wood and lawyer John Pierce were concerned that “basically, for their own purposes, they are trying to make this kid a whore for money.”

“They kept him in Illinois and fought the extradition of the unwinnable criminals because they were raising a huge amount of money for him,” Richards said.

Richards was a lawyer at Rittenhouse. Acquitted About all five accusations filed against him on Friday.

Newsweek reported that Wood sent Richards a letter condemning Pierce on Saturday for allowing Rittenhouse to speak to the post. Mr Wood said he was not a criminal lawyer in the case, but was only hired to handle defamation.

“You publicly stated in an interview with CNN that I’m an idiot. I’m wrong, I’m not,” Wood wrote. letter.

Mr Wood said Richards should be “ashamed to despise” the legal efforts of him and his organization to support the Rittenhouse.

“This requires you to immediately withdraw and correct false accusations against me. If you don’t, I’ll prove you’re right in one respect you made on CNN — I’m you. I sue, “Wood wrote.

Richards told the insider that he hadn’t seen Wood’s letter yet, but said he supported what he said to Cuomo. That was his opinion.

“I don’t care what his letter says. What I said was true,” Richards told the insider.

Insiders were unable to reach Wood at the time of issuance.

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