Trump team says Flynn Jr. no longer on team over tweets

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

The son of in­com­ing Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser Michael Flynn is no longer in­volved in Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s tran­si­tion team, rep­re­sen­ta­tives con­firmed Tues­day, as con­cerns swell over his us­ing so­cial me­dia to prop­a­gate an un­founded con­spir­acy the­ory sur­round­ing a Wash­ing­ton, D.C. pizze­ria.

Vice Pres­i­dent-elect Mike Pence and a spokesman for Mr. Trump sep­a­rately told re­porters this week that Michael Flynn Jr. has no in­volve­ment at this time in Mr. Trump’s tran­si­tion team.

CNN re­ported Mon­day that both Flynns, fa­ther and son, have been given of­fi­cial govern­ment tran­si­tion email ad­dresses. Sep­a­rately, Fi­nan­cial Times re­ported Mon­day that the younger Gen. Flynn has “as­sisted in per­son­nel vet­ting, man­ag­ing his fa­ther’s sched­ule and field­ing tran­si­tion-re­lated emails.”

Be­fore long, how­ever, mul­ti­ple mem­bers of the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion had dis­tanced from the younger Flynn.

Trump spokesman Ja­son Miller told Politico the next day that “the younger Michael Flynn was helping his fa­ther with some ad­min­is­tra­tion and sched­ul­ing du­ties early on in the tran­si­tion process and he is no longer in­volved with tran­si­tion ef­fort.” — An­drew Blake

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