- The deleted tweet can still be viewed on the Internet archive.
- Michael Flynn has quietly deleted a tweet with a link to a fake news story about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in sex crimes with minors.
(CNN)Incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has quietly deleted a tweet with a link to a fake news story about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in sex crimes with minors.
In the since-deleted tweet from Nov. 2, Flynn linked to a story on TruePundit.com that falsely claimed the FBI investigation into Anthony Weiner had turned up evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life.”
“U decide – NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc…MUST READ!” Flynn’s tweet read.
The tweet received renewed scrutiny in recent weeks after a different fake news story about Clinton’s connection to a underage sex ring at a DC pizzeria led a man to show up at the restaurant with a gun. Flynn’s son, also named Michael Flynn, was dismissed from Donald Trump’s transition team after peddling the pizzeria conspiracy on his Twitter account.
The deleted tweet can still be viewed on the Internet archive.
CNN’s KFile could not identify any other tweets deleted by Flynn. He did not immediately return a request for comment.
Retired Lt. Gen. Flynn has proven to be a controversial choice for Trump. He has tweeted that fear of Muslims is rational and, as CNN’s KFile previously reported, he has shared fake news stories and interacted with conspiratorial figures on social media.
In one such instance, from July, Flynn shared a tweet that falsely claimed Clinton wore a hijab in solidarity with Islamic terrorists. In another tweet from October, Flynn retweeted a baseless claim that the UN was attempting to create a one world church that prohibited Christianity.
In speeches he has given throughout the year, he has claimed without evidence that Sharia law was being implemented in states and that Arabic signs on the border guided potential terrorists into the US.