And the QAnon crackpottery reaches new heights:
After years of silence, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has started courting his devoted fans in the QAnon conspiracy theory, sending out signals of support for the underground movement that the FBI considers a potential domestic terror threat.
Flynn, who won a legal victory last week after an appeals court panel ordered a federal court judge to end the Justice Department’s case against him, recently added a QAnon hashtag to his Twitter bio. And he’s started writing an internet column filled with QAnon-style imagery.
Flynn plays a large role in QAnon mythos, where his guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his discussions with Russian officials has been spun to make him a persecuted victim of the deep state—or even, in some cases, as the mysterious “Q” himself.
You may have noticed that many QAnon devotees have added three stars to their Twitter user names as a tribute to Flynn’s three-star general status.
Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸
God Bless America 🇺🇸
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) July 5, 2020
— Italien Feeld 📉 (@julianfeeld) July 5, 2020
God bless you all! WWG1WGA pic.twitter.com/4Vi6H5zeeu
— Karli Q ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KarluskaP) July 5, 2020