It’s been a little while since we last heard from disgraced former national security adviser in the Trump administration who was fired shortly after being fired for lying to Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia and Turkey prior to accepting his White House post.
So what is Flynn up to after getting a last-minute pardon from Donald Trump after he confessed to lying under oath to the FBI? He’s peddling bullshit conspiracy theories to gullible Trumpers who think Satanic pedophiles control the world’s most powerful nations.
According to the New York Times, Flynn has set up shop and is milking his infamy to line his pockets:
“Mr. Flynn has emerged from the Trump presidency much as he entered it — as the angry outsider who pushes fringe ideas, talks of shadowy conspiracies and is positioning himself as a voice of a far right that, in the wake of the Capitol riot, appears newly, and violently, emboldened.”
The former military officer has become a vocal member of the extreme right-wing fringe:
“There is his new media venture, Digital Soldiers, which will publish reader-submitted stories. Mr. Flynn is building it with UncoverDC, a website that has pushed QAnon and conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 pandemic and President Biden.
“The tenor of Digital Soldiers is unmistakably QAnon, a movement centered on the claim that Mr. Trump, secretly aided by the military, was elected to smash a cabal of Democrats, international financiers and deep-state bureaucrats who worship Satan and abuse children. The supposed dishonesty of the mainstream media is central to QAnon, and Digital Soldiers — a phrase followers often use to describe themselves — represents Mr. Flynn’s fullest embrace of the movement to date.”
In other words, Flynn is selling lies to those who are eager to be lied to. He’s making a mint off the sick fears and delusions of those who aren’t bright enough to tell their asses from a hole in the ground.
So, in a way, Michael Flynn, who used to lie for Donald Trump, has come full circle.