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 Tayyip Erdoğan 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. [NBC News]
THE GHOSTS of Iran Contra called and they want their crazy back.
The warning sounded about Michael Flynn on this site when he first took the national security adviser position with President Donald Trump.
The meeting with Flynn and the Turks, according to NBC News and other reports, took place at “21” in New York City. The going rate for Rendition of a Cleric for Erdogan was $15 million dollars.
Flynn was paid $530,000 in 2016 by Turkey but was not registered as a foreign agent at the time, as required by law.
The cleric Fethullah Gülen lives in Pennsylvania. Erdogan wants him in Turkey to answer for the 2016 attempted coup against him. Translation: He wants Gülen dead after he’s tortured.
Trump’s decisions on Turkey were brokered through Mike Flynn.