Former national security advisor Mike Flynn took aim at former President Barack Obama. In his first television interview since his pardon, Flynn said he “must have put the fear of God into Barack Obama.”
President Donald Trump tapped Flynn to become his national security adviser on Nov. 18, 2016. Trump visited Obama on Nov. 10, 2016, where Obama allegedly warned the incoming POTUS about Flynn, according to Obama administration officials. Flynn previously worked under Obama as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 until 2014.
On Saturday, Flynn theorized as to why Obama would have sounded the alarm about him to the incoming administration.
“I must have put the fear of God into Barack Obama and still do because of this long four-year saga they put me, my family through, President Donald J. Trump, his family, and frankly the entire country,” Flynn told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro. “One of these days, I’ll lay it out.”
Pirro pushed Flynn as to why Obama would issue a forewarning about him to Trump.
“When he chose me to be the national security advisor they knew that their little plan of spying on Donald Trump would fall apart and many other foreign policy blunders they got our country into, whether it was the Iran deal, issues going on in the Asian-pacific theater, trade, all sorts of issues that were in play that the last administration did to frankly run this country right into the ground,” Flynn said of his former boss.
“They knew those were the types of things I was aware of. Because let’s face it. Barack Obama appointed me twice. I was Senate confirmed twice during the time I was in the military,” Flynn retorted. “So, it’s amazing that would be what he would focus on during the transition for the United States of America. It’s outrageous, actually.”
Pirro asked Flynn about his former attorney Sidney Powell, who is currently challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“I call Sidney Powell America’s guardian angel of justice,” Flynn stated. “Sidney Powell’s clients are the people of the United States of America. That’s who she is fighting for right now.”
“She has her teeth into Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the stuff that she has laid out in her various filings, it is going to play out here,” Flynn continued.
“We have to stop all engines right now,” Flynn proclaimed. “All these governors and all these quote-unquote leaders of their states, they have to take responsibility and do something to stop what they are doing.”
Flynn advised, “Do not certify these elections and basically go back and do a far more detailed technical mail ballot and signature audit instead of just saying to the American people, ‘Hey, nothing to see here. We are just going to continue to move on to an inauguration.’ I’m sorry, that’s not what the American people want and they won’t stand for it.”
Last month, Flynn was granted a full pardon by Trump after the retired Army lieutenant general originally pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI over conversations that he had with a Russian envoy. Flynn later withdrew his guilty plea after Powell brought evidence suggesting that he was targeted. The Justice Department sought to drop Flynn’s case in May.
Flynn served as Trump’s national security adviser for 25 days before being dismissed over the allegations that he had lied to FBI agents.