Vice president-elect Mike Pence said Michael G. Flynn, the son of president-elect Donald Trump's incoming national security advisor, does not work for the presidential transition team. Pence was asked about the younger Flynn and his belief in the Pizzagate conspiracy Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe show to which Pence responded: "Gen. Flynn's son has no involvement in the transition whatsoever." Trump's spokesman Jason Miller told reporters Tuesday that while the younger Flynn did help his father Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn early on he is no longer involved with the transition.
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President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team continues to be a cause for alarm with its latest addition of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson’s been tapped for the position despite, like Trump, not having any relevant experience in the job he’s about to do. Even more alarming is a the fact that a man who believes in the #pizzagate conspiracy theory works for the Trump transition team, CNN reported.
CNN reported sending an email to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will serve as Trump’s national security adviser, and having the email bounce back. That email then indicated .gov email addresses for both Lt. Gen. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn. Michael G. Flynn has served as chief of staff for his father.
The #Pizzagate conspiracy theory alleges Hillary Clinton and former campaign manager John Podesta (the one whose emails were hacked) ran a child sex ring out of the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, DC.
The younger Flynn tweeted: “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many 'coincidences' tied to it."
Here’s more of Flynn’s tweets regarding #Pizzagate.