After Michael Flynn resigned Monday night as national security adviser, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted him for sharing fake news about her during the campaign.
Clinton linked on Tuesday to a tweet from longtime Clinton staffer Philippe Reines that criticized Flynn and Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr. Both Flynns shared fake news stories perpetuating the fringe conspiracy theory “Pizzagate,” which falsely alleges that Comet Ping Pong, a pizza place in Washington, D.C., hosts a child sex slave ring connected to Clinton.
Reines and Clinton were joined in criticizing Flynn by Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser for strategic communications under former President Barack Obama. Rhodes tweeted: "When campaign chairman and NSA both resign over Russia ties there is more. Manafort and Flynn had nothing in common except Russia and Trump."
Paul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump's campaign chairman in August after he was criticized for his past work lobbying for pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs.
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