Michael Flynn Jr., the son of Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, took to Twitter to attack the Washington Post and questioned whether the paper should “continue to operate” after publishing what he called “fake news.”
Another article by the failing FAKE news that is the Compost..should they continue to operate when they continue to get everything so wrong? https://t.co/m4YoNNnPJE
— Michael G Flynn???????? (@mflynnJR) December 14, 2016
Flynn Jr. referenced a Post story titled “Read the military investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser,” in which the publication shared documents by the U.S. Army summarizing an investigation into then-Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn for “unauthorized sharing of classified information with foreign officials.”
His tweet has heightened relevance given his high-profile interest in #PizzaGate, a nickname given to a series of online fake news stories that implicated D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong restaurant and its owner in a child sex operation.
Flynn Sr. tweeted a fake-news story implicating Hillary Clinton in “Sex Crimes w Children,” and his son has indicated on Twitter that he is a #Pizzagate believer. He tweeted that “#Pizzagate” will “remain a story” until it is proven to be false, although James Alefantis, the owner of Comet Ping Pong, has denied the sex operations allegations and is not under investigation by any law enforcement agency.
Consequently, Flynn Jr. was fired from the Trump transition team in early December after spreading the bogus news report.
— Michael G Flynn???????? (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
On Wednesday morning, a number of journalists took to Twitter to express their concerns over Flynn Jr.’s tweet about the Washington Post.
"Should they continue to operate?"
My God. https://t.co/y13xdmfwnx
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) December 14, 2016
Advisor to Pres-Elect, son of a General sworn to defend the Constitution and 1A,
Calling for suppression of the press https://t.co/wazygm7PNw
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) December 14, 2016
Flynn's son seemingly suggesting Washington Post should not be allowed to publish facts he doesn't like. https://t.co/P2ei4ppVwp
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) December 14, 2016