Michael Flynn’s Son Cracks Another Case

This is not Michael Flynn. This is not Michael Flynn Jr. This is a stock photo of a private detective from the 1950s. Stokkete/Shutterstock

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Disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has kept quiet since copping a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in December. If criminals thought that meant they could get away with things because the smartest detective in the world was sidelined, bad news: although Flynn is down, the Flynn family is not out. Michael Flynn Jr. is out every day on the mean streets of Twitter, cracking cases, solving crimes, and shedding light on corruption. 

Today, Flynn Jr.—alone among the media—identified the real scandal of the Mueller indictments:

https://twitter.com/mflynnJR/status/964571314383196162

Not all heroes wear capes. 

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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