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Lin Wood Releases Michael Flynn audio calling QAnon a CIA disinformation plot: It’s ‘total nonsense’

‘I find it total nonsense’: QAnon peddler Michael Flynn is ‘heard branding the conspiracy theory movement a “disinformation campaign created by the left”‘ in audio released by lawyer Lin Wood

  • Pro-Trump lawyer and QAnon supporter Lin Wood released a recording of what purports to be a phone call between Wood and Michael Flynn on Telegram
  • During the call, the man said to be Flynn attempts to disown QAnon, claiming it’s a ‘disinformation campaign’ created by the CIA
  • Later in the recording, Flynn can be heard calling QAnon ‘total nonsense’ 
  • The call is believed to have taken place some time early mid-November 
  • QAnon has been classified as a national security threat by the FBI 
  • Group believe government, businesses and press have been captured by a global cabal of elite, Satan-worshipping pedophiles led by top Democrats
  • In May, Flynn backed the idea of a military coup in the US similar to Myanmar’s  


Former White House national security adviser and ardent supporter of QAnon, Michael Flynn, allegedly suggested the far-right political conspiracy theory movement is in fact a disinformation campaign orchestrated by the CIA.

Flynn publicly pledged allegiance to the right-wing conspiracy group last summer, which first originated on internet message boards. 

But in a telephone call that has not yet been independently verified, Flynn, a former adviser to Trump appeared to completely disavow the group as he spoke with pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist and attorney Lin Wood. The man Wood says is Flynn was even heard dismissing QAnon’s claims as ‘total nonsense.’ 

Wood recorded and posted it to his Telegram channel on Saturday.   

‘I think it’s a disinformation campaign. I think it’s a disinformation campaign that the CIA created. That’s what I believe. Now, I don’t know that for a fact, but that’s what I think it is,’ The man said to be Flynn could be heard saying on the recording. 

 Pro-Trump lawyer and QAnon supporter Lin Wood, pictured, has released a recording of what purports to be a phone call between himself and Michael Flynn on Telegram

Later in the call, the same man can be heard stating how the conspiracy movement was ‘total nonsense’ calling it a ‘disinformation campaign created by the left’. 

‘I think it’s a disinformation campaign. There’s actually a very interesting article today out that was sent to me — I’ll send it to you — about how the QAnon movement has failed and all that. But I find it total nonsense, and I think it’s a disinformation campaign created by the left,’ he said. 

The group has previously been classified as a national security threat by the FBI.

Among their beliefs are that the government, businesses and press have been captured by a global cabal of elite, Satan-worshipping pedophiles led by top Democrats which took the form of ‘deep state’, which Donald Trump opposed.  

Flynn, pictured, attempts to disown QAnon, claiming it's a 'disinformation campaign' created by the CIA

Flynn, pictured, attempts to disown QAnon, claiming it’s a ‘disinformation campaign’ created by the CIA

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump's former national adviser backed the idea of a military coup similar to Myanmar's happening in the U.S. in May of this year

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former President Donald Trump’s former national adviser backed the idea of a military coup similar to Myanmar’s happening in the U.S. in May of this year

Flynn, who is a retired three-star US army general at one time ran the Defense Intelligence Agency pledging allegiance to the conspiracy movement in a video posted to Twitter in July 2020. 

In May, he was filmed speaking in Dallas, Texas at a QAnon conference suggesting a Myanmar-style military coup should happen in the US. 

Many of those who participated in the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol were QAnon believers including ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley who was sentenced to more than three years in jail last week. 

Wood, who is right-wing lawyer and supporter of QAnon, has been on the offensive attacking Flynn and various former allies after he was disowned by his old client, Kyle Rittenhouse. 

Wood and Rittenhouse most recently clashed over Wood’s attempts to lay claim to the $2million in crowdfunding cash used to pay for Rittenhouse’s bail.  

Wood recently accused Flynn and former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell of failing to help him to overturn Trump’s 2020 election result leading to a rowing and squabbling between them and others on the far-right.

President Trump pardoned Flynn last Thanksgiving. Flynn's conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was wiped following the presidential pardon. Pictured in 2016

President Trump pardoned Flynn last Thanksgiving. Flynn’s conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was wiped following the presidential pardon. Pictured in 2016

QAnon: America’s most lurid pro-Trump conspiracy theorist group

Origins: Q non started on fringe website 4chan, where a poster calling themselves Q left messages claiming to be a senior federal official and purporting to reveal a ‘deep state’ cabal intent on bringing down Donald Trump. Q grew out of the discredited ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy that top Democrats were involved in pedophilia and cannibalism from the basement of a Washington D.C. restaurant, but quickly picked up steam with ‘Q’ leaving ‘clues’ and claims that Trump was going to bring down the deep state. Whenever the conspiracies turn out to not be true, followers rationalize that the inaccuracies are part of Q’s larger plan.

Who is Q?: There may now be multiple people posing as Q on the anonymous 4chan boards

A QAnon believer blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam with a homemade armored tank in the name of the movement, and later pleaded guilty to terrorism

A QAnon believer blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam with a homemade armored tank in the name of the movement, and later pleaded guilty to terrorism 

Hoover Dam: In June 2019, 32-year-old Matthew Wright, a QAnon supporter, blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam in Arizona with a homemade armored vehicle in a 90-minute stand-off. He pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and has written two letters to Donald Trump from jail, which include the sign-off, which has become the QAnon motto: “For where we go one, we go all.”

Michael Flynn: Trump’s former national security adviser became a martyr figure for QAnon believers after he took a plea deal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, admitting he lied about his Russia contacts. QAnon conspiracy have spun Flynn pleading guilty into him being a persecuted victim of the deep state – and some even claim he is ‘Q.’

Many believers put three star emojis next to their Twitter handles. But the retired three-star general has denounced any connections to the group and pulled out of participating in an event after finding out it was hosted by a QAnon believer.

QAnon believers make former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn out to be a martyr after taking a plea deal with Robert Mueller

QAnon believers make former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn out to be a martyr after taking a plea deal with Robert Mueller

QAnon Political Candidates: Jo Rae Perkins, 64, won the Republican primary in Oregon in May to run for a Senate seat against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. “I stand with Q and the team,” she said when asked about her interest in the group. She insisted she goes to QAnon message boards as a “source of information” and claims media focuses too much on the group. Perkins won 49 per cent of the vote against three other Republicans.

Marjorie Taylor Greene came in first place in the Republican primary in a deep-red Georgia district, and was elected to the US House of Representatives in November 2020. She claims to have stopped believing in QAnon in 2018, but continues to make controversial statements, and was forced to apologize in June for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust 

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