The Claim: Following Michael Flynn’s resignation on Feb. 13 as the president’s national security adviser, the retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General remarked on Twitter, “While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened.”
“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 general supposedly added.
The Facts: Flynn said no such thing on social media. The Times was duped by a parody Twitter account. Flynn temporarily deleted his personal account several weeks prior to his resignation.