Michael Flynn filed a lawsuit against the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol on Tuesday. The committee has summoned Flynn and others involved in the 2020 election deception.
When the committee subpoenaed him, Flynn filed his own lawsuit, naming Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as the leaders of the Jan. 6 committee, including Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Pete Agular (D-CA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Adam Kin (R-IL).
One of his most serious issues, however, is that he is filing his suit with out-of-date information. It prompted Politico legal affairs reporter Josh Gerstein to inquire about the suit’s creation date. Gerstein noted on Twitter on Wednesday that the lawsuit “reads like it’s been on the shelf for a while.” It cites 500+ people charged with attacking the United States Capitol, despite the fact that the number is now over 700.
“And mentions arguments in Trump v. Thompson on Nov. 30, but not the decision adverse to Flynn’s side on Dec. 9,” he said.
Flynn joins two other former President Donald Trump allies, Scott Perry and radio host Alex Jones.
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) December 22, 2021
Flynn has embraced his role as a QAnon conspiracy theorist’s hero. He took the QAnon oath, sold QAnon T-shirts, and even had a QAnon quilt auctioned off. He attended a QAnon gathering and autographed books with a QAnon motto. Some QAnon supporters think Flynn is “Q,” the enigmatic entity behind QAnon.
However, a video made late Saturday night by a former Flynn associate implies that the retired three-star general thinks QAnon is “total nonsense.”
Lin Wood, a pro-Trump lawyer and QAnon supporter, published an audio of what seems to be a phone discussion between Wood and Flynn on Telegram on Saturday night. The release of the recording comes during a right-wing civil war in which Wood is pitted against former friends like Flynn and other players engaged in the 2020 effort to reverse the election.
During the conversation, Wood complains to Flynn about his QAnon fans attacking him online. However, Flynn seeks to disassociate himself from QAnon, stating that it is a CIA-created “disinformation campaign.”
“I think it’s a disinformation campaign,” Flynn said on the call. “I think it’s a disinformation campaign that the CIA created. That’s what I believe. Now, I don’t know that for a fact, but that’s what I think it is. I think it’s a disinformation campaign.”
Later in the recording, Flynn called QAnon “total nonsense.”
“I find it total nonsense,” Flynn said. “And I think it’s a disinformation campaign created by the left.”
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— Jan Bobrowicz (@janbobrowicz) November 28, 2021
Flynn offers to send Wood a story regarding QAnon’s failure to come true during the conversation. The item Flynn mentioned on the conversation was a Nov. 2 essay by white supremacist radio presenter Hal Turner that praised the concept of mass murder, according to text messages from Flynn that Wood also released on his Telegram account.
Turner mocks QAnon believers who came to Dallas expecting to see John F. Kennedy Jr. in the blog post that Flynn presumably quoted. Turner said that Trump supporters will continue to appear like idiots “until something like a mass slaughter happens,” claiming that the JFK Jr. catastrophe was caused by people being “too cowardly to stand up, pick up firearms, and go kill the people” who Turner wrongly claimed stole the election.
Flynn’s private denial of QAnon would be a setback for the conspiracy theory movement, which contends that the world is ruled by a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles who can only be vanquished by Trumpworld heroes like Flynn. Flynn was hailed as a hero at a QAnon event in Dallas in May, when he advocated for a Myanmar-style revolution in the United States.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) June 1, 2021
Wood’s release of the recording is part of a developing conflict between Wood and Flynn, as well as other players involved in the effort to overturn the 2020 election. The feud began last week, when newly acquitted Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse, a previous Wood client, accused Wood of purposefully putting him in prison in order to profit from his case.
When he was suddenly targeted by Rittenhouse, Wood became publicly enraged that pals like Flynn and pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell weren’t vehemently defending him. The subsequent conflict has engulfed QAnon and other far-right forums over the last week, as Wood becomes more angry, even alleging at one point that an aircraft he was scheduled to fly on had been damaged in an effort to murder him.
It’s unclear when the call between Wood and Flynn occurred, but it seems to have occurred in early November since Flynn addressed Turner’s story. Although no one has been able to confirm the audio’s veracity, Wood is known to record phone discussions with his associates and media on a regular basis. Last week, Wood released a video of a phone discussion with former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, a one-time Wood friend participating in the election-recall effort. Byrne, who was heard on the conversation criticizing Powell, verified the veracity of the video in his own Telegram message.
In October, Flynn appeared on Truth Unveiled TV, a little-known YouTube site, to refute the claim that he led a church congregation in a Satanic ritual derived from a nuclear doomsday cult.
In a video titled “Some Have Said That General Flynn Prayed to Satan in a Recent Prayer,” Flynn was given the opportunity to respond to the increasing right-wing controversy stating that he had signed up with Lucifer by host Paul Oebel.
“I even saw a show the other day saying ‘Michael’s flipped on the side of the devil,’” Oebel said. “Can you please explain what happened there?”
“All of these people that talk about turning to whatever…” Flynn said. “People need to stop overthinking what everybody is saying.”
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