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Michael Flynn Jr.: 'The disinformation campaign against my father won'

Michael Flynn Jr.: 'The disinformation campaign against my father won'
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Michael Flynn Jr., the son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, wrote in a Tuesday tweet that "the disinformation campaign against my father won."
 
The tweet, sent the day after his father's resignation, has since been deleted. 
 
Michael Flynn resigned early Tuesday after reports he misled senior White House officials about his conversations with Russia.
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Flynn Jr. is dubiously known for promoting the fake news story dubbed "Pizzagate" in the fall. The story falsely claimed that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizzeria, was the center of a child sex trafficking ring involving Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record MORE and her campaign chairman John Podesta. The hubbub around the younger Flynn's promotion of the conspiracy theory eventually ended with his removal from President Trump's transition team.

Former Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonObama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply China's emissions now eclipse the developed world — preventing climate protection Trump endorses Glenn Youngkin in Virginia governors race MORE aide Philippe Reines mocked Flynn Jr. on Twitter with a tweet that Hillary Clinton retweeted to her 13.2 million followers. 

President Trump has named retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as acting national security adviser. Kellogg previously served as Flynn’s chief of staff on the National Security Council.