One of the biggest stories over the last week has been the debunked right-wing conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate." The story was heavily promoted on social media by Michael Flynn Jr., the son of incoming National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn, and it didn't go over well with Donald Trump.

Trump reacts

The "Pizzagate" conspiracy claims that close allies to Hillary Clinton were running a secret child sex trafficking ring out of the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop in Washington, D.C. Despite no credible evidence being released to backup the claims, an armed gunman was arrested at the location over the weekend after the man claimed to be inspired by the conspiracy.

Michael Flynn Jr. promoted the story on Twitter, and got into a heated private discussion with CNN host Jake Tapper, whose conversation has since been made public. As reported by CNN's Jake Tapper, and highlighted by The Hill, on December 6, Donald Trump has decided to make a move.

After Michael Flynn Jr. was called out for supporting the promotion of "Pizzagate," Jake Tapper reports that Donald Trump gave a "direct order" to remove him from the transition team where he had been working to advise his father.

"Source familiar with Flynn Jr situation tells me he was asked to leave, with PEOTUS Trump giving direct order," Tapper tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Miller, a spokesman for the Trump transition team, confirmed the news to reports, noting that the younger Flynn was "no longer involved in transition efforts." As of press time, neither Donald Trump nor Gen.

Michael Flynn has issued a statement or comment on the aforementioned incident, or the "Pizzagate" conspiracy.

Moving forward

This isn't the first time that there has a been shake-up with the transition team. Originally led by Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor quickly clashed with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and was replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Since that time, several members of the team have either been fired or voluntarily quit for various reason.

Despite the issues, the team will continue to work to finalize the rest of the cabinet before Inauguration Day on January 20.

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