Gen. Flynn’s son suggests DC Comet gunman was a hoax

The son of incoming Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who serves as Flynn’s chief of staff, went on an extended Twitter rant last night in which he seemed to suggest that a showdown yesterday in a DC restaurant, in which a far-right-inspired gunman held police at bay for nearly an hour, was a hoax.

In an angry series of Tweets, that included retweeting leaders of the racist, white supremacist “Alt Right” movement, Michael G. Flynn ripped into the media — CNN’s Jake Tapper in particular — claiming that the Comet gunman was an actor, and that the media is soft on pedophilia.

Flynn also suggested that the fake conspiracy theory that motivated the gunman, that Hillary Clinton and top aides were involved in a pedophile ring based in the Comet restaurant and pizza parlor in DC, was true until proven wrong.

Flynn’s Twitter rampage may have been motivated in part by early reports that his father, Trump’s top foreign policy aide, had tweeted about the Clinton pedophilia scandal one week before the election. In fact, it now appears that Gen. Flynn’s tweets may have been about a second fake Clinton pedophilia scandal.

In the weeks before the gunman burst into Comet last night, the restaurant has been inundated by death threats, and had to contact the FBI and local police. A simple Google search shows that some adherents to the Comet conspiracy believe that Gen. Flynn retweeted the second fake pedophilia conspiracy in solidarity with what they call the “Pizzagate” conspiracy involving the Comet. So even if Flynn didn’t tweet about the same Clinton pedophilia conspiracy, some of Flynn’s followers thought he did.

You really need to seen Flynn, Jr’s tweets in order to appreciate how over-the-top they  are. Keep in mind that this is the chief of staff to the incoming National Security Adviser — one of his most trusted aides.

Here are the tweets. Note that Mike Cernovich, who Flynn Jr. retweets several times, is an Alt-Right leader.

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This is unrelated to Pizzagate, but rather is Flynn Jr. retweeting InfoWars, a lead far-right conspiracy site popular with Team Trump:
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  • Moderator3

    No, I am, because of your lack of knowledge about free speech.

  • Matt P

    Why? Because you only agree with free speech if you agree with what’s said. Screw you! Let me guess you’re going to ban me too.

  • SarcasTex

    So, if an anonymous source claimed Michael G Flynn was into beastiality, he’d need to prove it wasn’t true? Same as with Pizza Gate?

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  • Cannibalism coming to America

    This shooting was a false flag operation. For those who don’t believe the emails, why would Obama freight 65000$ of “pizza” from Chicago to DC for a party?

  • I don’t to separate peace looking at counties, and you have the smallest county in America is in Hawaii with 89 people, versus the largest county in America is in Los Angeles with 10 million people. See you can’t just compare the number of counties somebody wins

  • Badgerite

    Figures. These people really do “create their own reality”. In simpler times we would have called that delusional thinking. Now, we call it the GOP.

  • shoeface9

    The tweet’s numbers are also straight-up false: Clinton won almost 500 Counties.

  • Badgerite

    I particularly like the tweet about progressives “sticking up for pedophiles”.
    Like who? Denny Hastert?

  • Badgerite

    For that last tweet, oddly enough, counties don’t vote. People do. Counties aren’t citizens. People are. And at last count Hilary Clinton won the vote of the PEOPLE by 3 million and counting.
    That’s the whole population of several red states and all of their ‘counties’ combined.

  • dcinsider

    It’s going to be a long four years.

  • goulo

    It makes me wonder whether using twitter makes people stupid, or whether stupid people are just unable to resist twittering…

  • mf_roe

    From wikipedia regarding “the big lie”

    Usage in Hitler’s psychological profile

    The phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler’s psychological profile:[5][6]

    His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never
    admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in
    your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame;
    concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that
    goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and
    if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe
    it.[7] ”

    Seems to fit so well with what is coming out of tRUMPvania.

  • Quilla

    For the next four long years we will be disbelieving our lying eyes.

    Sad.

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