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Mueller Investigating Possible Deal Between Mike Flynn, Turks

Did Flynn arrange a multi-million dollar payoff?
Mueller Investigating Possible Deal Between Mike Flynn, Turks
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Bob Mueller is turning up the heat on former Trump advisor Mike Flynn -- and his son. Today the Wall Street Journal reported that the investigation is looking into whether Flynn made a deal with Turkey to extradite Fethullah Gulen from the United States.

Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, is the chief political rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Erdogan blames him for an attempted coup in 2016.

The thing that's personally intriguing to me about this story is, has Donald Trump fully embraced Trump as a role model? Because if he has, Flynn would have been expected to pay a kickback to Trump. I guess we'll see.


WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn met with senior Turkish officials just weeks before President Donald Trump's inauguration about a potential quid pro quo in which Flynn would be paid to carry out directives from Ankara secretly while in the White House, according to multiple people familiar with the investigation.

Investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference with the U.S. presidential election recently questioned witnesses about the alleged December 2016 meeting between Flynn and senior Turkish officials, two people knowledgeable with the interviews said. The questions were part of a line of inquiry regarding Flynn's lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey.

[...] Four people familiar with the investigation said Mueller is looking into whether Flynn discussed in the late December meeting orchestrating the return to Turkey of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan who lives in the U.S. Additionally, three people familiar with the probe said investigators are examining whether Flynn and other participants discussed a way to free a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, Reza Zarrab, who is jailed in the U.S. Zarrab is facing federal charges that he helped Iran skirt U.S. sanctions.

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