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Unverified Flynn Twitter Account: I'm A 'Scapegoat'

| by Ray Brown

An unverified Twitter account that claimed to belong to Michael Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser on Feb. 13, said he was made a "sole scapegoat."

"While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened," the owner of the unverified account wrote. "But if a scapegoat is what's needed for this Administration to continue to take this great nation forward, I am proud to do my duty."

The New York Times and Newsmax reported on the tweets, at first believing them to have come directly from Flynn himself. But when they realized it was unclear whether the account belonged to Flynn, both news organization issued corrections.

“Because of an editing error, an earlier version quoted three posts from an unverified Twitter account," The New York Times wrote.

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The Hill was straightforward and said the New York Times and Newsmax fell victim to a hoax.

The account has only been active since Feb. 1 and sometimes tweets in the style of President Donald Trump. It has since been labeled as a "parody account."

"Ironic that same Dems who defended #CrookedHillary during #Emailgate are now asking me to resign. Ridiculous & politically-motivated. Sad!" the unverified account tweeted on Feb. 10.

Flynn resigned after revelations that he spoke with the Russian ambassador about U.S.-imposed sanctions one month before Trump took office and then was not truthful with Vice President Michael Pence about those talks.

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"I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a distinguished way," he wrote in his resignation letter, according to CNN. "I know with the strong leadership of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and the superb team they are assembling, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest presidencies in US history."

Sources: Newsmax, The New York Times, CNN, Michael Flynn/Twitter (unverified)/ Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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