One of the more bizarre stories coming out of the investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is the kidnap plot involving former Trump White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son. It is being investigated that Flynn was working for the Turkish government to kidnap and transport a cleric that the Turks considered an enemy. There was a substantial sum of money involved as well. Here are the details.
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Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son are reportedly being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller in connection with an alleged multimillion-dollar plot to nab a Muslim cleric in the United States and deliver him to Turkey.
The purported incident and the Flynns’ potential involvement being part of Mueller’s Russia collusion-meddling probe was reported first by The Wall Street Journal.
People familiar with the investigation told the newspaper that Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, and son Michael Flynn Jr. were set to get as much as $15 million to deliver cleric Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government.
Turkey officials were apparently anxious to get the cleric after President Recap Tayyip Erdogan tried and failed to get the United States to extradite Gulen, whom Turkish officials accuse of being a terrorist.
A Flynn spokesman declined to comment for the newspaper on the story.
On Sunday, the Turkish Embassy in Washington said Gulen was the “mastermind” behind an assassination attempt on Erdogen and a failed 2016 terror coup in which 250 people were killed in Turkey. However, embassy officials dismissed as “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless” news reports that the Turkish government tried illegally to get the cleric to ………
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