Michael Flynn says he put 'fear of God' in Obama', claims ex POTUS warned Trump about him because he was scared
Former national security adviser (NSA) Mike Flynn, who has been pardoned by President Donald Trump recently, has taken a dig at former President Barack Obama saying the latter was scared of him and that was one of the reasons why he cautioned Trump against hiring him in 2016.
Obama spoke to Trump about Flynn during their meeting at the Oval Office two days after the 2016 election, officials from both the Obama and Trump administrations confirmed, according to a report in Politico dated May 2017. According to Obama and his aides, Flynn was "problematic" and prone to what they felt was crazy ideas. He was fired as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency just after two weeks in August 2014. Even at the NSA, Flynn did not survive more than a month.
The 61-year-old Flynn had pleaded guilty twice of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential poll. Trump also faced flak for pardoning his former NSA.
On Saturday, December 5, Flynn spoke to Jeanine Pirro on Fox in his first TV interview since receiving a presidential pardon. Though he did not divulge what Obama exactly told Trump about him, Flynn said: “I must have put the fear of God into Barack Obama and still do because of this long four-year saga they put me through, and frankly the entire country. One of these days I will lay it out. But it’s pretty amazing for the transition in the United States of America from one president to another.”
.@GenFlynn joins “Justice” for an exclusive interview. He discusses how he has experienced “political persecution of the highest order” and much more. pic.twitter.com/O4QaX9PjR5— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) December 6, 2020
When the host pushed Flynn over what Obama wanted to keep secret, the former NSA official said the Obama administration had been spying on the Trump campaign in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election and might well have planned to continue doing the same during the latter’s stay in office.
“When he chose me to be the national security adviser 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.
“They knew those were the types of things I was aware of. Let’s face it. Barack Obama appointed me twice. I was Senate confirmed twice during the time I was in the military. 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,” he added.
Flynn praises Sidney Powell
Pirro and Flynn also had a talk on Sidney Powell, a conservative lawyer who represented President Trump challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election before getting removed. When Pirro asked Flynn whether Powell, who has been pushing conspiracy theories, was on to something, he replied in the affirmative.
“Yes, absolutely. I call Sidney Powell America’s guardian angel of justice. Sidney Powell's clients are the people of the United States of America. That’s who she is fighting for right now,” Flynn said as he lavished praise on her.
Backing Powell who has been claiming massive voter fraud in the 2020 election that has been projected by the media to go to Democrat Joe Biden’s favor, Flynn said: “She has her teeth into Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and the stuff that she has laid out in her various filings, it's going to play out here. As the president just said tonight, he mentioned some of the issues that we know are just a complete disaster and embarrassment for our country in this latest fraudulent election where there was in fact massive fraud. It's just incredible.”
The retired lieutenant general, who also on the show asked state governors to challenge the current election standing, recently advised the incumbent to suspend the US Constitution and announce martial law for the military to run a fresh election.