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Professional-Trump attorney Lin Wooden requested a psychological well being evaluation – Hindustan Occasions

Wood said on the Telegram app on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia had told him he had to undergo the assessment in order to retain his statutory license. “My mind is sane. I haven’t broken any rules. I asked what I did wrong. I was just told it was my social media comments. My speech,” he wrote.

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:22 PM IS

A lawyer licensing agency said Friday it had asked L. Lin Wood, an attorney who played a key role in Donald Trump’s attempts to overcome his election defeat, to undergo a mental health examination.

Wood said on the Telegram app on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia had told him he had to undergo the assessment in order to retain his statutory license.

“My mind is sane. I haven’t broken any rules. I asked what I did wrong. I was just told it was my social media comments. My speech,” he wrote.

Wood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sarah Coole, chief operating officer of the State Bar of Georgia, confirmed that Wood had been asked to undergo a mental health exam but declined to make further comments.

The development comes weeks after Wood, an Atlanta-based defamation trial attorney, was banned from Twitter, where he regularly examined conspiracy theories.

A Delaware state judge earlier this month prevented Wood from representing former Trump adviser Carter Page, and the claims Wood made on Twitter about US Attorney General John Roberts as “too disgusting and outrageous to hold.” repeat “.

Wood was also fired in January by a Kentucky teenager who sued the media for portraying his viral conflict with a Native American activist in Washington in 2019.

It is unusual, but legal, for a prosecutor to ask a lawyer to undergo such an assessment, said Brian Faughnan, a Tennessee attorney who advises lawyers on ethical issues. Such requests will be kept confidential, but in this case Wood “waived” that right to confidentiality by posting on social media, he said.

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