Pizzagate: Trump Transition Team Advisor Steps Down Amid Accusations Of Spreading Conspiracy Theory

David Uwakwe - Author

Dec. 7 2016, Updated 11:01 a.m. ET

Michael Flynn Jr, an advisor to the Trump transition team, has stepped down from his position after it came to light that he has been propagating the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy theory.

Stemming from message boards 4chan and Reddit, the theory revolves around leaked emails sent among the Hillary Clinton campaign team, which, according to the theory claim to reveal the involvement of senior Democrats in a child sex trafficking ring operated from the Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria in Washington, D.C.

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