Flynn Slams AP For Including Quotes From Virtual Strangers In Highly Critical Article

The Associated Press recently ran a hit piece aimed at disparaging retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who served as national security adviser during the Trump administration.

The headline promised to chronicle Flynn’s transition from “government insider to holy warrior” and the article cited multiple historians and other purported experts who expressed concerns about his post-White House behavior.

Two individuals quoted in the piece were portrayed as insiders with troubling information about his supposed embrace of Christian nationalism and other fascist beliefs. In an interview with The Western Journal, however, Flynn offered some important context regarding how close the two sources actually were.

As for retired Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson, who was described as someone who served with him in Iraq, Flynn said: “I don’t even know that guy. And if he walked in this door right now into this room that I’m in, I would go, ‘Can I help you?’”

While he acknowledged that they might have crossed paths at some point, he explained that he “worked with tens of thousands of people, and a lot of them were colonels and generals and sergeants and privates.”

Another named source in the AP article was Doug Wise, who was billed as “a former CIA and military officer who knew Flynn for decades,” including a stint as his deputy.

In reality, Flynn said the two worked together for only a few days.

“So I had like five days left at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and he came in to be the new deputy,” he recalled, describing Wise as the latest in a line of “talking heads out there, one of the ‘former intel leaders’ that has been completely disparaging, not only me but also everything that happened that we now know is totally false — the Russia hoax, the impeachments, all that.”

Flynn went on to denounce the media’s effort to portray him as “a crazy guy” without doing the research necessary to uncover the truth.

“They don’t attack what I am standing for,” he said. “They don’t attack what my issues are when it comes to national security or government reform or domestic reform or the problems with drugs on the street, the problems with the border invasion.”

His disapproval of the media was on full display earlier this month when he walked out of an interview after a PBS reporter questioned his actions during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, 2021.