The select committee revealed on Tuesday that the former national security adviser, who was fired by Donald Trump 22 days into his presidency but remained an ally, pleaded for the Fifth Amendment when asked if he thought the violence in the U.S. Capitol was justified.
Flynn also invoked his right not to incriminate himself when asked if he believed in the peaceful transfer of presidential power.
While it may sound wrong, invoking the Fifth Amendment when questioned under oath is one of those constitutional rights that Flynn has sworn to protect.
But Flynn reportedly wanted Trump to impose martial law and mobilize the US military to seize voting machines across the country after the 2020 election and leading up to the Jan. 6 insurgency.
You can hear Flynn plead the 5 in the video below.
Flynn is not alone in asserting this right when asked about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, attorney John Eastman, political consultant Roger Stone and several other Trump allies have repeatedly pleaded for the 5th during questioning as part of the House committee investigation.
However, the news that a retired lieutenant general was unwilling to say he supported the peaceful transition of power shocked many Twitter users.
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