Trump Spox Says Michael Flynn’s Son is ‘No Longer’ on Transition Team Amid #Pizzagate Backlash


flynnOne of Donald Trump‘s staffers seemed to contradict what his camp previously said about the involvement of Michael Flynn‘s son with the president-elect’s transition team.

Michael G Flynn works as his father’s chief-of-staff, and both of them have been known to push anti-Hillary Clinton conspiracy theories and fake news. The younger Flynn has come under major scrutiny recently over his defense of #Pizzagate, an unsubstantiated story that led to actual panic this weekend at a D.C. pizza restaurant.

Mike Pence was on Morning Joe today, where he was asked about the fact that the younger Flynn had a government email address, suggesting a connection with Trump’s transition team. The vice-president elect insisted that the upcoming National Security Adviser’s son had “no involvement in the transition whatsoever.”

While Trump Communications Director Jason Miller fielded questions from reporters this morning, he offered a somewhat different description of Flynn Jr’s role:

“The younger Michael Flynn was helping his father with some administration and scheduling duties early on in the transition process and he is no longer involved with transition efforts.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper took note of this, particularly over the lack of clarification on the younger Flynn’s departure from the transition team.

Andrew Kaczynski noted how Flynn Jr’s position entails a highly-connected working relationship with his father.

Even so, Kaczynski confirmed that the younger Flynn’s email account has been terminated.

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