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Trump Fires National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Son Over Pizzagate

Trump Fires National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's SonThe Trump transition team on Tuesday fired Michael G. Flynn, the son of President-elect Donald Trump’s top national security adviser, for backing fake news posts that inspired a shooting incident at Washington’s Comet Ping Pong Pizza restaurant this week. Transition officials said Flynn, whose father is retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, was ousted partly for his social media posts on a bogus conspiracy accusing aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of running a child sex ring out of the pizza joint’s back room. A North Carolina man armed with an assault rifle was arrested this week for allegedly firing at least two shots at the restaurant when he went to “self-investigate” the phony story. After the incident, the younger Flynn tweeted that “Pizzagate” would “remain a story” until “proven to be false.”

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