Hillary Clinton cheered a former top aide early Tuesday for essentially saying former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son got what was coming to them after the elder Mr. Flynn resigned his position Monday evening.
Mrs. Clinton had shared a Twitter post from former top aide Philippe Reines telling Mr. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., “what goes around COMETS around” with a link to the online “careers” page for Domino’s Pizza.
“Philippe’s got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news…,” Mrs. Clinton added herself in sharing the original tweet.
Mr. Reines was referring to the “Pizzagate” controversy in which Mrs. Clinton had been falsely linked to a nonexistent child sex ring supposedly run out of Comet Ping Pong, a pizza shop in the District of Columbia.
Michael Flynn Jr., who at one point had been part of President Trump’s transition team, had promoted the conspiracy on social media.
Police arrested a North Carolina man in December after he brought a gun into the restaurant and said he was there to investigate the “Pizzagate” rumors.