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Clinton On Flynn’s Resignation: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Hillary Clinton apparently has no sympathy for Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign Monday night as national security adviser due to the scandal stemming from his private meeting with a Russian ambassador in December.

Politico reported that on Tuesday, the former secretary of state circulated a tweet by Phillippe Reines, a veteran Clinton aide, who ridiculed Flynn and the general’s son for having used Twitter to spread a false report that the Comet Ping Pong pizza joint in Washington, D.C., was the site of a child-sex ring involving Clinton.

Reines linked to a Domino’s job posting and wrote: “What goes around COMETS around, and given your pizza obsession …..” Clinton shared the message and tweeted: “Phillippe’s got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news.”

Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for former President Obama, focused on the Russian connection. “When campaign chairman and NSA both resign over Russia ties there is more,” he tweeted. “Manafort and Flynn had nothing in common except Russia and Trump.” Paul Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager until last August, when he resigned amid reports that he had worked for an official in Ukraine who supported Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Politico explained that in December’s so-called “Pizzagate” affair, a North Carolina gunman who said he believed the conspiracy theory opened fire inside the restaurant. He reportedly said he had wanted to take a “closer look” at the place because he felt his “heart breaking over the thought of innocent people suffering.” No one was injured, but the incident illustrated the danger of fake news.

Flynn lost his job because he lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials when he denied having met with the ambassador, according to CNN. Though Flynn was not yet a U.S. official, he allegedly told the Russian envoy that Trump would revoke economic sanctions that former President Obama imposed on Russia.

Source: Politico
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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