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Media Falsely Report Michael Flynn Spread Conspiracy Theory That Led to Pizzeria Attack

Contrary to reporting from many journalists and outlets, Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for national security advisor Michael Flynn did not spread or have anything to do with the #PizzaGate conspiracy that led a man to threaten a Washington D.C. pizzeria with a rifle Sunday. …

Jake Tapper Rips Into Flynn Jr. Over #Pizzagate: ‘Does Someone Have to Die Before You Take This Sh*t Seriously?’

Michael Flynn Jr., the son and chief of staff of incoming Donald Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn, published images of a private Twitter conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper, in which Tapper urged him to delete a tweet pushing the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. …

9 Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office To Reveal The Nature Of The National Security State

Publish, Punish, and Pardon
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In less than seven weeks, President Barack Obama will hand over the government to Donald Trump, including access to the White House, Air Force One, and Camp David. Trump will also, of course, inherit the infamous nuclear codes, as well as the latest in warfare technology, including the Central Intelligence Agency’s fleet of killer drones, the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance and data collection apparatus, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s enormous system of undercover informants.
Before the recent election, Obama repeatedly warned that a Trump victory could spell disaster. “If somebody starts tweeting at three in the morning because SNL [Saturday Night Live] made fun of you, you can’t handle the nuclear codes,” Obama typically told a pro-Clinton rally in November. “Everything that we’ve done over the last eight years,” he added in an interview with MSNBC, “will be reversed with a Trump presidency.”
Yet, just days after Obama made those comments and Trump triumphed, the Guardian reported that his administration was deeply involved in planning to give Trump access not just to those nuclear codes, but also to the massive new spying and killing system that Obama personally helped shape and lead. “Obama’s failure to rein…