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CHARLESTON, SC - OCTOBER 31: Republican congressional candidate Nancy Mace speaks to the crowd at an event with Sen. Lindsey Graham at the Charleston County Victory Office during Graham’s campaign bus tour on October 31, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Graham is in a closely watched race against democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 4: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is seen during a group photo with freshmen members of the House Republican Conference on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: A man wearing a 'Defund the Media' QAnon shirt is seen at a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: Flynn’s Descent Into Q Continues Prime Badge
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Since he’s been pardoned from various crimes related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Michael Flynn has embarked on a concerning descent into the swamps of QAnon.

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Where Things Stand: Republicans Had A Pretty Clear Warning Sign Prime Badge
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WILKES BARRE, PA - AUGUST 02: David Reinert holds up a large "Q" sign while waiting in line on August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to see President Donald J. Trump at his rally. "Q" is a conspiracy theory group that has been seen at recent rallies.    (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)

It turns out, President Trump’s top allies got a warning this summer that should have foreshadowed where we find ourselves now in December.

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. McCarthy criticized his colleagues across the aisle and faced questions about the new Republican House members that are on the more extreme end of the political spectrum. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin McCarthy
Walmart, Amazon Made Donations To QAnon-Promoting GOP Lawmaker
Pence Plans To Attend A Fundraiser Hosted By QAnon Fans
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., talks with a reporter in his office in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again rally Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa Florida. (Photo by Thomas O'Neill/NurPhoto)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 10:  U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after his lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on November 10, 2018 in Paris, France. President Trump is in Paris to participate in the international ceremony of the Armistice Centenary of 1918 at the Arc de Triomphe on November 11, 2018. Heads of State from around the world meet in Paris to commemorate the end of the first World War (WWI).  (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump
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