Flynn Testifies to Congress

“In testimony to the Jan. 6 committee, former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified that the president had the chief of staff call political operative Roger Stone and General Michael Flynn the day before the Capitol attack” (Rolling Stone).

Flynn, during his testimony, pleaded the 5th when asked if he thought the violence on January 6th was justified. He invoked the right against self-incrimination again when asked if he believed in peaceful transfer of presidential power (Huffington Post). Stone also pleaded the 5th several times during questioning.

Micheal Flynn is a former Army Lieutenant General who was forced into early retirement. He created Flynn Intel Group and provided intelligence to foreign governments including Recap Erdogan‘s Turkiye (Tur-KAY).

In December 2015, Flynn was paid $45,000 to deliver a speech in Moscow for an anniversary celebration of state owned Russian tv network RT. He sat next to Russian president Vladimir Putin during the banquet which frustrated US officials.

Flynn was the shortest ever serving US National Security Advisor. He held the position for 22 days until it came out he had lied to the FBI about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. Flynn resigned his position. He made a plea agreement to “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

in January 2020 Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming government vindictiveness and breach of the plea agreement. On May 7, 2020 Attorney General William Barr directed the Justice Dept to file a motion to have Flynn’s case dismissed. On November 25, 2020, Flynn was issued a presidential pardon by Trump.

On July 4, 2020, Flynn pledged an oath to the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, and as Trump sought to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in which he was defeated, Flynn suggested the president should suspend the Constitution, silence the press, and hold a new election under military authority.”(Wikipedia)

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