President-elect Donald Trump's transition and surrogates spent weeks defending Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his tweets about fake news. Wednesday, however, Flynn deleted those tweets, The Hill reported.
"U decide - NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc...MUST READ!" Flynn's tweet once read, according to the internet archive site The Wayback Machine.
Flynn's tweet linked to a story on True Pundit, which claimed that the NYPD found evidence that linked Clinton and her staff to an underage sex ring. The story claimed that emails on Anthony Weiner's computer tipped the NYPD off.
While that tweet has been deleted, Flynn has tweeted more fake news stories, including one that claims the Clintons "waged war" on the Roman Catholic Church as well as a claim that President Obama "laundered" billions of dollars in cash to terrorists he supports.
Flynn's son, also named Michael Flynn, tweeted out the so-called #PizzaGate story that led to a gunman entering the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor to "investigate" the news of a child sex ring in the basement. The building doesn't have a basement much less a child sex ring.
The younger Flynn was fired from the Trump transition team, and he has not yet deleted his controversial tweets that came from fake news. The elder Flynn's appointment to serve as Trump's national security advisor concerned many elected officials, including Republicans, due to his judgment in promoting fake news sites.
Even Republican Joe Scarborough blasted Flynn for the "trail of crap" that he left on Twitter. Today, that is no more.