As Donald Trump’s presidency came to a tumultuous end, there were no shortage of disparaging remarks being made in the mainstream media regarding anyone and everyone even remotely related to the White House. The infotainment industry was taking everything to the extreme, pushing all manner of while narratives meant to drown Donald Trump’s chances of being reelected.
There was plenty of collateral damage as well, not unlike the scorched earth, total war tactics of some generals on the battlefield.
In their haste to tamp down Trump’s likelihood of finding himself in the White House again, CNN even went so far as to make wild claims about former national security advisor Michael Flynn and his family.
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The brother of former National Security Adviser under President Donald Trump and Rhode Island native Michael Flynn sued CNN in federal court for $75 million on Thursday.
Jack Flynn and his wife Leslie claim they were defamed by a CNN report last month alleging they were members of the conspiracy group QAnon.
The 20-page lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York by the Flynns— who reside in Rhode Island — and alleges that the CNN report on February 4 falsely portrayed them as members of QAnon by selectively airing video footage from a family outing last Fourth of July where they joined Michael Flynn in reciting the oath, that they said was to the Constitution, that members of Congress take.
Flynn himself was targeted by Robert Mueller’s “RussiaGate” investigation, and had been charged with lying to the FBI during their probe. Those charges would later come under intense scrutiny as it was discovered that the agents who interviewed Flynn had overtly discussed tricking Flynn into lying to them, presumably for the purpose of conjuring leverage against the highly decorated military man.
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