|Hillary Clinton linked to a tweet from longtime Clinton staffer Philippe Reines |
that criticized Flynn and Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr. | Getty
After Michael Flynn resigned Monday night as national security adviser, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted him for sharing fake news about her during the campaign.
Clinton linked on Tuesday to a tweet from longtime Clinton staffer Philippe Reines that criticized Flynn and Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr. Both Flynns shared fake news stories perpetuating the fringe conspiracy theory “Pizzagate,” which falsely alleges that Comet Ping Pong, a pizza place in Washington, D.C., hosts a child sex slave ring connected to Clinton.
Reines tweeted “What goes around COMETS around” and linked to an ad for jobs at Domino's, “given your pizza obsession.”
Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr.,What goes around COMETS around.And given your pizza obsession...https://t.co/rmyO7wyJKXxoPhilippe
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) February 14, 2017
Clinton linked to Reines’ tweet and wrote that “he has a point about the real consequences of fake news…”
Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news... https://t.co/a02sXiaHfp— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2017
Reines and Clinton were joined in criticizing Flynn by Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under former President Barack Obama. Rhodes tweeted: "When campaign chairman and NSA both resign over Russia ties there is more. Manafort and Flynn had nothing in common except Russia and Trump."
Paul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump's campaign chairman in August after he was criticized for his past work lobbying for pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs.
In December, a North Carolina man was arrested after firing a gun inside Comet Ping Pong, although no one was injured. He told The New York Times he wanted to take a “closer look” at the restaurant because he felt his “heart breaking over the thought of innocent people suffering."
Flynn resigned Monday night after not disclosing to Vice President Mike Pence he had discussed removing sanctions during conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.