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‘Hitler would be very proud’: Michael Flynn and right-wing groups plunge Florida hospital into chaos

A coalition of right-wing groups, one of which is led by former national security advisor Michael Flynn, has plunged a respected Florida hospital into chaos with incendiary allegations that the facility has been killing COVID-19 patients, Mother Jones reports.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a 98-year-old public hospital that serves more than a million patients each year and whose mission is to provide care to underserved communities, has become a target of right-wing groups in recent years.

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Revealed: Michael Flynn's testimony regarding pressure on intel agencies before Jan. 6

On Monday, CBS News reported that new transcripts of an congressional investigator's interview with Donald Trump ally and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn shows him exercising his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid answering whether he leaned on members of the intelligence community to help him overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

"New audio files obtained by CBS News reveal how a congressional investigator pushed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, to testify about his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and questioned Flynn about whether he pressured military and intelligence officials to assist him with that endeavor," reported Robert Costa. "The audio files are the latest window into the work of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol and its attempt to learn more about the extent of Flynn's contacts with defense and intelligence officials."

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Appeals court tells Michael Flynn he must testify in Fulton County's Trump investigation

Disgraced former Gen. Michael Flynn will be forced to testify to the Georgia special grand jury in Fulton County examining whether there was election fraud on the part of the White House or Donald Trump campaign, an appeals court wrote Tuesday.

Flynn had fought the subpoena saying he wasn't a "necessary or material witness” and claimed that a Georgia court couldn't subpoena a Florida witness. As with Mark Meadows case in South Carolina, Flynn was told he must testify.

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Michael Flynn compares midterm 'takeover' to revolutionary wars as he trolls Democrats at polling place

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn mocked Democratic voters at a polling place while comparing the midterm elections to revolutionary wars.

In an election day live stream with conservative podcaster Steve Bannon, Flynn pointed his camera at the Democratic Party's voter tent.

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Morning Joe trashes Michael Flynn's Christian Nationalism for having nothing to do with Christianity

"Morning Joe" welcomed Associated Press reporter Michelle Smith, who helped create a new documentary in partnership with PBS's Frontline on disgraced former general Michael Flynn, who is waging a kind of holy war by combining anti-vaccine people with evangelicals and conspiracy theorists.

"You know, Michelle, we've had quite a few guests on over the past several weeks talking about how, well, one of the biggest problems of to Christian Nationalism is -- actually has little to do with Christianity," said co-host Joe Scarborough. "And we're seeing this across the West. We saw it in Italy and have seen it in other countries, too, where the very people who associate themselves as Christian Nationalists are people who go to church less, and their Christianity is more about a cultural identifier than a biblical identifier."

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Exclusive: Michael Flynn associate showed up early at initial breach point at US Capitol on Jan. 6

A close associate of retired Lt. General Michael Flynn was among the first wave of rioters who breached the outer barricades at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Raw Story has confirmed.

Brian Gamble, a US Navy veteran and QAnon promoter who now serves as chief information officer of a nonprofit led by Flynn, showed up at the barricades erected at the entrance to the Northwest Walkway about 30 minutes before a crowd that included hundreds of Proud Boys massed there and eventually overwhelmed police lines. Gamble’s presence has been described in podcasts by Tim Hart, a fellow QAnon promoter who accompanied Gamble on Jan. 6 and is currently facing two felony charges related to his involvement in the attack on the Capitol.

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Russia now frontrunner to build nuclear reactors Trump ally Michael Flynn was negotiating

Since the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in August, Americans were reminded that Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and close friend and inaugural committee chairman Tom Barrack negotiated with Saudi Arabia to sell the kingdom the technology to build at least 14 nuclear reactors.

Whistleblowers were alarmed that the kingdom would use the technology for nuclear weapons and alerted Congress to the secret negotiations, resulting in a Congressional investigation. The White House did not cooperate with the investigation or share any requested documents.

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'A dangerous normalization of lunacy': Michael Flynn and a Proud Boys leader are now poll watchers in Florida

On Thursday, September 8, the Sarasota County Republican Party chose some new poll watchers — and the far-right choices include conspiracy theorist and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and James Hoel, a local leader of the Proud Boys. Journalist Michael Daly decries these choices in an op-ed published by the Daily Beast on September 12, slamming them as “a decidedly dangerous normalization of lunacy.”

“Flynn is nationally known as a retired general who has championed the Big Lie about the 2020 election, at one point urging military action to overturn it,” Daly explains. “He is also known for having been convicted of lying to the FBI while he was briefly President Trump’s national security advisor and for having subsequently received a presidential pardon. He has ascribed to various ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories…. As if that were not scary enough, they also elected James Hoel, a local leader of the Proud Boys.”

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