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Republicans either believe in peaceful transfer of power or they don't. All should be forced to say

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Stuffed into the middle of the transfixing Jan. 6 testimony Tuesday from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson were several little-noticed snippets of former Trump national security adviser and MAGA enthusiast Michael Flynn pleading the Fifth on absolutely fundamental questions of American democracy.

“General Flynn, do you believe in the peaceful transition of power in the United States of America?” asked Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming in a taped deposition.

"The Fifth," Flynn replied curtly.

Flynn's assertion of his right not to answer due to potential self-incrimination came after he invoked the same right on questions of whether he thought Jan. 6 was "legally" or "morally" justified.

But the fact that a former U.S. Army general and one-time top national security aide to a president dodged a question about his allegiance to the peaceful transfer of power was simply........

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