Mueller Investigating Flynn's Role in Alleged Plot to Deliver Cleric to Turkey

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing the plan to kidnap a cleric put him on a private plane and fly him to a Turkish prison island- in which the two Flynn would be paid $15 million

The meeting allegedly took place in Washington the evening of September 20, while Flynn was working as an adviser to Trump's presidential campaign.

Under the plan, Flynn, who was sacked by Trump after just 24 days in the job, and his son, Michael Flynn Jr, were to receive up to $15 million if they forcibly removed Fethullah Gulen from his home in the United States and delivered him to the Turkish government, people familiar with the investigation told the Journal.

Former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and his son were proposed $15 million to abduct Fethullah Gulen in Pennsylvania to illegally return him back to Turkey, according to Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) sources on Friday. These include Flynn's partners, Bijan Kian and Brian McCauley, and Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn.

Mueller's investigation into Trump's aides has intensified in recent weeks, with charges being brought against the president's former campaign chairman, an ex-campaign official and a former foreign policy adviser. The well-compensated lobbying work Flynn Intel Group did for foreign governments has come under close scrutiny by Mueller's team.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is examining the meeting Flynn had with senior Turkish officials. The sources could not confirm whether Rohrabacher and Flynn discussed US policy towards Russian Federation in the alleged meeting.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is examining a meeting Flynn had with senior Turkish officials weeks after Donald Trump won the presidential race a year ago, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported.

"If Mueller has sufficient evidence that Flynn and his son were involved in this audacious plot to kidnap the cleric, the special counsel can use that to pressure the former Trump campaign associate to flip and tell the FBI everything he knows of relevance to the Russian Federation investigation".

In a February meeting shortly after Flynn resigned, Trump asked the FBI director at the time, James Comey, to "let this go", referring to an FBI investigation into Flynn.

Most of what has been reported about Mueller's questioning of Flynn's lobbying work has concerned his efforts on behalf of Turkey.

Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who was previously head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, became the White House national security advisor after Trump took office on January 20, 2017.

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

Gulen is a political rival to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and has been accused of being behind the failed July 2016 coup.

"Out of respect for the process of the various investigations regarding the 2016 campaign, we have intentionally avoided responding to every rumour or allegation raised in the media", Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner told the press.

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