Mueller probes Flynn's role in alleged plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

Mueller probes Flynn's role in alleged plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

Mueller probes Flynn's role in alleged plan to deliver cleric to Turkey

That same NBC News report added, "Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said".

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian manipulation of the 2016 U.S. election, has already indicted Trump's former campaign manager and another senior fundraiser on charges including money laundering and a former foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to perjury.

Flynn, who is President Trump's former national security adviser, and his son Michael Flynn Jr. were allegedly were involved in a plan to deliver Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, which views Gulen as a political enemy and has pressed the USA for his extradition, The Journal reported.

In addition to founding and working for Flynn Intel Group, he joined his father on a trip to Moscow in December 2015 during which Flynn was paid $34,000 to speak at an event celebrating the state-sponsored news agency RT, NBC News reported.

A meeting about the matter involving Flynn last September was reported, though the Wall Street Journal report referenced a second meeting in December at New York City's "21" Club where the possibility was raised of taking Gulen by private jet to a Turkish prison island.

There is no indication the $15 million changed hands. Flynn then retroactively registered as a foreign agent. "All allegations that Turkey would resort to means external to the rule of law for his extradition are utterly false, ludicrous and groundless".

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It was a follow-up conversation to a discussion that happened in September between Mr Flynn, Erdogan's son-in-law and Turkey's foreign minister, a meeting attended by former CIA Director James Woolsey. The discussions allegedly involved the possibility of transporting Mr. Gulen on a private jet to the Turkish prison island of Imrali, according to one of the people who has spoken to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Flynn had been fired by Trump after just 24 days into the job for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations with then Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak a year ago.

Flynn was a senior adviser on national security matters to the Trump campaign at the time, though he was also on a foreign government's payroll.

Mr Mueller is increasing pressure on Mr Flynn following his indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, NBC News said.

The Mueller investigation into the Flynns is part of an overall probe into the Trump campaign's involvement with Russian Federation.

Lt. General Michael Flynn hasn't taken any interviews since leaving the White House and becoming a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

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