Newsweek is reporting that the Army will seize $38, 557 that Russian Television (“RT”) paid Flynn to attend a Kremlin Gala, the one in which he sat next to Putin. This picture has been shown all over the world, and its underlying meaning and symbolism only increases by the day:
It doesn’t hurt to look back. Consider who is at this table – Putin and his top aides, Michael Flynn (Trump), Jill Stein (3d party candidate to drain off those liberal votes). Still today, we have Rs taking Putin’s side against Ukraine. Dare we say seditious sell outs? pic.twitter.com/SJ2ozO2Wzm
— John P. Flannery (@JonFlan) February 6, 2022
Now we hear that Flynn was paid to be there by the Russians and the Army wants that money back. As we have all learned since the Trump administration, it is illegal for a government employee (Flynn was still in the military at the time) to receive gifts under the emoluments clause. Per Newsweek:
In a May 2 letter, the Army said Flynn may have violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution—which states that no person holding office can accept a gift from a foreign state—after he was paid by state-controlled television network Russia Today to attend a gala in December 2015.
Flynn was interviewed on stage at the event, where he was also seated alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It would be entirely reasonable to ask why it was that the head of the United States Defense Intelligence Agency at the time, the Pentagon’s top spy, would be paid to dine with Vladimir Putin and why the Army General would have any interest in so doing. The answer to the question might partly explain President Obama’s decision to fire Flynn.
“The Army has determined that you did not obtain the necessary approvals before engaging in employment activities with Russia Today (RT), a foreign government-controlled entity,”
Flynn is not happy about the decision:
Flynn, who has since turned into one of the leading figures in the QAnon conspiracy theory movement, told the far-right Real America’s Voice network that the DoD is targeting him as they “do not want me coming back into government in any capacity.”
Correct. The military does not want to see Flynn back in the government in any capacity. It is good to see that the man who believes that 5G is meant to awaken “pathogens” that will turn us into brain-eating zombies recognizes reality in certain circumstances.
Jason Miciak believes a day without learning is a day not lived. He is a political writer, features writer, author, and attorney. He is a Canadian-born dual citizen who spent his teen and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a young girl, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, while also studying scientific philosophy, religion, and non-math principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to contact for speaking engagements or any concerns.