Mike Flynn Sues Another Conspiracy Theorist Over Jan 6 Claim, Other Conspiracies
Disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who has boosted countless conspiracies over the last two years, from claiming Italian military satellites helped steal the 2020 election to claiming COVID was a hoax perpetrated by the “global elite” to defeat Trump, is suing another conspiracy theorist for calling him a “traitor” who planned the January 6, 2021 insurrection, among other things.
According to VICE News, Flynn filed a lawsuit last week against Jim Stewartson, a man who has repeatedly and consistently accusing Flynn of being Q.
Stewartson, who previously worked in developing alternate reality games, has attained a level of notoriety online for his wild accusations about Flynn being part of a Kremlin-funded psyop to destroy U.S. democracy.
“Mike Flynn, the worst traitor in history who stole 2016, created Q, planned the insurrection,” Stewartson tweeted on Wednesday, repeating conspiracies he has posted obsessively for over two years.
However, VICE noted, “Stewartson has failed to produce any convincing evidence to back up his claims, which have been debunked and dismissed by journalists and researchers who closely track the development of QAnon.”
Last month, the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism said it “has found no evidence to support” Stewartson’s claims about Flynn’s role in developing QAnon.
In Flynn’s lawsuit, filed last week in the circuit court in Sarasota County, Florida, where Flynn lives, the former Army general claims that “Stewartson sought fame through the trend of defaming prominent conservative figures” and includes a long list of the accusations Stewartson has made against Flynn in social media postings, Substack articles and on his podcast.
The lawsuit list several of Stewartson’s claims about Flynn, including “accusing him of committing treason and domestic terrorism, working for Vladimir Putin, being a Russian asset, stealing the 2016 election, working to overthrow the United States government, planning and executing a violent insurrection, being a leader of QAnon, being a Nazi, waging psychological warfare on the American people, wanting a second Holocaust, using ISIS radicalization techniques on the American people, torturing prisoners, and literally trying to murder former Vice President Mike Pence.”
Despite the lawsuit, Stewartson shows no sign of changing his approach; publishing this week a Substack post entitled, “Q sued me.”
Stewartson has repeatedly claimed Flynn has received training in psychological warfare. He also claims that when he decided to look into the origins of the QAnon conspiracy movement in 2020, it took him just three days to identify Flynn as the person behind the anonymous Q figure, and that the entire movement was an effort funded by the Kremlin to undermine U.S. democracy.
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