Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings, and the New York Times use fake Michael Flynn Tweet to attack him
Democrats are now smelling blood with the news that Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser to Donald Trump after it was reported he had a conversation with the Russian ambassador before he was installed into the office he held until late last night.
Elijah Cummings glommed onto a tweet by Michael Flynn in which he claimed he was nothing but a scapegoat, here is what he had to say:
“Madame Leader, just this morning, Flynn tweeted that he is a ‘scapegoat.’ I believe we need to hold a public hearing with Flynn to get to the bottom of this,” Cummings said at a press conference. “We need to get his security clearance documents to find out if he was honest on those forms, and we need to know how much he got paid to have dinner with Vladimir Putin.”
Nancy Pelosi eagerly took the bait and after a strange statement where she decided she had to explain to the American people what a “scapegoat” was she said the following:
“The inference to be drawn from (Flynn’s) statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this. The good news is that Gen. Flynn is gone, because he was totally inappropriate — wrong for the job,” Pelosi said.
The only problem with Michael Flynn’s initial tweet is that he did not tweet anything in the first place: the Twitter account was fake and clearly marked as parody:
The problem for Cummings and Pelosi? The @GenMikeFlynn is a clearly marked parody account.
But even the New York Times, which should have been on guard against fake news after publishing the fake Russian dossier, was ensnared and reported this as fact.
The fact is that Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings, and the New York Times succumbed to blood lust and in their zeal to take down Michael Flynn they did not even bother to check their source and now they all look foolish–not that they did not before…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium