Flynn to campaign for Montana GOP Senate candidate
President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn will campaign in Montana for Republican Senate candidate Troy Downing.
Downing, one of four Republican candidates vying to take on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in the midterm elections, announced the news on Twitter on Friday.
The candidate has aligned himself with Trump by backing the building of a border wall and the Republican tax law.
Flynn was fired as Trump’s national security adviser in early 2017 after it became public that he had misled administration officials about his contact with a Russian government official.
He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communication with Sergey Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Flynn is also reportedly cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Downing’s campaign manager told CNN that Flynn “is an American Patriot and combat veteran who has served our country for 33 years. He is coming to Montana to support Troy Downing, a fellow combat veteran, because he is the best candidate to defeat career politician Jon Tester.”