Trump fires aide’s son over fake Clinton story

Donald Trump has reportedly fired one of his staff for pushing fake news about Hillary Clinton being involved in a child-sex ring. Michael G Flynn was part of the President-elect’s transition team but was been dismissed, reports suggest, due to his involvement in what has become known as ‘Pizzagate’. Mr Flynn, 33, son of retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn - Trump’s national security adviser, tweeted after an armed man attacked a popular pizza restaurant in Washington at the weekend. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, fired an automatic rifle in pizza restaurant Comet Ping Pong before police rushed to the scene.

Mike Flynn Jr. is no longer associated with general Flynn’s efforts or with the transition team and we’re focused eyes forward.

Mike Pence, Vice president-elect

Nobody was injured but two more weapons were recovered. Welch told officers he was investigating online “reports” the restaurant was involved in a paedophile ring linked to defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Police said Welch claimed to have driven from North Carolina to personally investigate 'Pizzagate’. Vice president-elect Mike Pence confirmed Mr Flynn would no longer be in the transition team. Mr Flynn got in trouble after he tweeted: “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story.” He also retweeted the comments of others promoting the fake stories about the restaurant. The older Mr Flynn has not commented publicly on the Comet incident, but in early November he tied Clinton to paedophile rings in a tweet of his own.