Gen. Flynn’s Son Kicked Off Transition Team

Michael Flynn Jr. has been kicked out from the President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team Tuesday over his rampant conspiracy tweets about “Pizzagate.” Flynn Jr. is the son of Gen. Michael Flynn, the recently nominated security adviser to Trump’s future cabinet.

Naysayers believe Pizzagate is a radically bizarre conspiracy theory perpetuated by Alex Jones and other wingnut conspiracy theorists regarding Hillary Clinton and John Podesta maintaining a child sex ring in a Washington, DC, pizza restaurant. On Twitter, Flynn Jr. relayed the “Pizzagate” theory as true. “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidences’ tied to it,” he wrote on Sunday.

Since Flynn Jr.’s tweets, Vice President-elect Mike Pence announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Flynn Jr. will have “no involvement in the transition whatsoever.”

Trump spokesman Jason Miller also released a statement on the matter:

“The younger Michael Flynn was helping his father with some administration and scheduling duties early on in the transition process and he is no longer involved with transition efforts.”

This wasn’t the first time Flynn Jr. took to Twitter to promote radical conspiracy theories or defend Jones. “AMEN! I’ll always support @infowars @Rambobiggs @RealAlexJones @PrisonPlanet,” he wrote on Nov. 17.

The Pizzagate scandal had a gun violence related incident over the weekend, which you can read here.

 

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