Former national security adviser Michael Flynn — recently pardoned by President Donald Trump — on Dec. 1 retweeted a case for the White House to declare martial law and hold a replay of November’s presidential election.
Flynn received a presidential pardon on Nov. 25 for his conviction for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia in 2017. The Justice Department dropped its case against Flynn in May, saying the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Flynn was “untethered” and “unjustified,” according to the Associated Press.
The retweeted appeal — made by Ohio nonprofit We The People Convention in a Washington Times ad on Dec. 2 — said the president should declare “limited martial law” and set a new election, according to a hostile story by Newsweek.
The ad cited President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War as a precedent, adding: “Then, as now, a President with courage and determination was needed to preserve the Union.”
WTPC went on that the “threat to our United States by the international and domestic socialist/communist left is much more serious than anything Lincoln or our nation has faced in its history — including the civil war.”
WTPC President Tom Zawistowski issued a statement claiming “massive, planned, illegal election fraud conducted by corrupt Democrat/Socialist Party operatives across our nation to steal our vote.”
Evidence to support these claims – in the form of sworn witness affidavits submitted under threat of perjury – is currently being heard in several swing states where vote-counting was mysteriously halted on election night, after which commanding Trump leads evaporated.
The retired general Flynn tweeted a link to the appeal, writing alongside it: “Freedom never kneels except for God.”