Woolsey: Flynn met with Turkish official to plan ILLEGAL extradition of cleric
This is the kind of Gestapoesque thug that Trump originally appointed as his National Security Advisor:
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, while serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign, met with top Turkish government ministers and discussed removing a Muslim cleric from the U.S. and taking him to Turkey, according to former Central Intelligence Agency Director James Woolsey, who attended, and others who were briefed on the meeting.
A clarification about Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who presently lives in Pennsylvanis: he has been a major voice against Turkish hard-right strongman President Erdogan. Since the rest of the WSJ story is behind a paywall, here is Raw Story‘s summary:
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Woolsey and other people present at the meeting confirmed that Flynn was coordinating with officials from the cabinet of right-wing Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in anticipation of extraditing Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey should Trump win the presidency.
The “dead of night” operation was intended to circumvent normal U.S. extradition laws, Woolsey said. The meeting took place on Sep. 19, and Woolsey said he arrived late only to be startled and alarmed that the discussion was treading into potentially illegal territory.
The plan, according to Woolsey, was “a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away.” Gulen is wanted in Turkey for allegedly aiding last summer’s failed military coup against the Erdogan regime.
“It isn’t known who raised the idea or what Mr. Flynn concluded about it,” said the Journal.