Two relatives of former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a $75 million defamation lawsuit against CNN on Thursday.
Michael Flynn’s brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Leslie, sued CNN over allegedly portraying them and their family as supporters of QAnon.
The two Flynn’s allege that CNN deceptively edited footage during a segment on Feb. 4th that attempted to associate the Flynn family with the conspiracy.
The segment, titled “CNN goes inside a gathering of QAnon followers,” shows a meeting of the conspiracy theorists inside of a lecture hall. The segment also shows a video shared by Michael Flynn of his extended family reciting the pledge to the constitution. The pledge ended with “Where we go one, we go all,” which is a slogan commonly used by QAnon followers.
Jack and Leslie say that the slogan is not related to the movement and deny any association with any QAnon or extremist groups
Michael Flynn briefly served as a national security advisor before Trump. He resigned after being indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI. Trump ended up pardoning Flynn.