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Trump allies want Michael Flynn to stage a campaign trail comeback

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

Trump allies want Michael Flynn to stage a campaign trail comeback

Four years ago, Michael Flynn, an intelligence officer with a three-decade military career, became a MAGA star introducing Donald Trump at raucous campaign rallies.
Now, after a prolonged battle against what Trump's biggest supporters see as a rigged judicial system staffed by Obama-era bureaucrats, Flynn's status as a deep state-fighting warrior has only grown. And with Flynn on the verge of potentially having criminal charges dismissed altogether, Trump allies are pushing the campaign to give Flynn the ultimate comeback: hitting the campaign trail for the president, according to nine people inside or close to the Trump campaign.
“Great surrogate - lots of people would come to see him,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally. “He's the perfect example of deep state victimization. Pretty powerful.”
Three people affiliated with the campaign said they would welcome Flynn back - perhaps reprising his role as an opening act at Trump rallies or a TV surrogate - between now and Election Day,...

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