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