A pro-Trump attorney is said to have hit the boss of a nonprofit and pulled the man’s gun on him after he was accused of using the organization for political gain, Law & Crime podcast “ Objections ” reported.
Lin Wood has reportedly threatened Dave Hancock, the then director of the #FightBack Foundation, during a heated discussion of the allegations on October 21, 2020.
The argument centered on allegations that Wood had helped the Foundation raise money for Kenosha who shot suspect Kyle Rittenhouse mainly for political gain.
Wood reportedly removed the gun from Hancock’s holster and later punched the nonprofit chief during the exchange.
Lin Wood (left) reportedly threatened Dave Hancock (right), then-director of the #FightBack Foundation, during a heated discussion on October 21, 2020
The argument allegedly began when Hancock expressed concern that Wood had helped the Foundation raise money for Kenosha who shot suspect Kyle Rittenhouse, primarily for political gain.
The allegations were revealed on tapes played on the Objections podcast on Tuesday.
Audio recordings reveal Wood saying, “I took your gun because you threatened me … You’re in my house.” I think the police will believe me. ‘
Hancock also claims that Wood punched him in the face during the exchange, but none of the men decided to press charges, the Everyday beast reported.
Recordings played on the podcast reveal Hancock telling police: ‘He’s an angry 68-year-old man … He doesn’t have such a good right hook. So I don’t want to pursue anything about that. ‘
The exchange took place after Hancock told Wood he was concerned that he was using the nonprofit for personal political benefit, including helping fund a fundraising campaign for Doug Collins’ Senate campaign.
Lin Wood is pictured with Donald Trump in the Oval Office on March 11, 2020
Wendy Rittenhouse, mother of the Kenosha gunman suspect, also told the podcast that she thought Wood had backed the case only to raise bail for Kyle for political benefit.
Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 when he was arrested on charges of shooting two men and injuring a third during Black Lives Matters protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.
He was charged with first-degree intentional manslaughter, first-degree reckless murder, and first-degree attempted intentional manslaughter, but has claimed self-defense.
He paid a $ 2 million bail, which the nonprofit #FightBack helped raise before his release on Nov. 20.
She told the podcast, ‘They (Wood and fellow conservative John Pierce) used Kyle to make money, get Twitter followers, I feel like they didn’t care about Kyle right now.’
Kyle Rittenhouse (pictured) was arrested in Auguston on charges of shooting two men and injuring a third during Black Lives Matters protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Wendy reportedly asked for a check on the money raised by the #FightBack Foundation, but Wood refused to comply, he later denied in an email statement.
Rittenhouse reportedly asked for an audit of the money raised by the #FightBack Foundation, but Wood declined to comply.
She said, “He used my son’s image to make a profit. And I asked for an account of it. And I never got it. I was ignored.
“They used the image of a 17-year-old child for their own political gain.”
Wood allegedly denied the claims in an email to Law & Crime, saying the foundation would be willing to submit documents for an audit that was required by law.
Rittenhouse severed ties with #FightBack and launched the FreeKyleUSA domain to raise money for her son’s legal defense.
She also shared that the Wood podcast had hurt her son’s defense by promoting posts that did more to support their political ambitions than her son’s best interests.
In one example, Pierce told FoxNews that Kyle would use a Second Amendment defense for the gun charge and that he had the right to carry the gun as part of a “militia.”
Rittenhouse said the claim was untrue and detrimental to her son’s cause.
She also said the attorney had advised her that Kyle should remain in prison until after the election over concerns that mass protests might erupt.
Rittenhouse told the podcast: ‘[Wood] told me my son would be safe in jail because he thought on election night – [it] was November 3 or the fourth, I don’t remember what day the elections were – that Armageddon was coming. ‘
She blamed Wood and Pierce for Kyle’s 87-day stay in prison.
Wood also denied these allegations, saying that since he was not a lawyer, he could not represent Kyle in this capacity.
He said he agreed to the decision, but did not say who made the decision, due to death threats to Kyle.
But recordings playing in the podcast seem to prove that Wood promoted the plan to keep Kyle in jail until after the presidential election.
On the recording, Wood can be heard saying ‘keep this kid in that juvenile detention center in Illinois … and the longer he can stay there the better, because when things get as bad as they could be, half as bad as I think they will do get, he is safe there and no one will worry about handling criminal or civil cases’.
#FightBack Foundation was co-funded in August by Wood and Pierce, who soon took up Kyle’s cause.
But in December, prosecutors in the case called the foundation a potentially self-acting “ unregulated and opaque slush fund. ”
The charge prompted the Rittenhouse family to fire Pierce.
Wood is a North Carolina-born defamation lawyer who helped dish out claims that former President Donald Trump won re-election in the November presidential election.
Wood is a North Carolina-born defamation attorney known for several high-profile cases (Photo: Wood and Sidney Powell hold a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia)
Wood helped dish out claims that Donald Trump won re-election in November’s presidential election (pictured, Trump supporters gather at the Capitol entrance during the ‘Stop the Steal’ protests)