Mike Flynn’s Noose Gets Tighter As Mueller And NY AG Team Up And Turkey Abandons Him
President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, is reportedly being investigated for accepting Turkey’s $15 million offer to kidnap a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania. But the government of Turkey could apparently care less about Flynn anymore and is throwing him under the bus. But it gets worse.
As reported by Politico Saturday, “Mike Flynn would likely be in a Turkish prison if he were a citizen of that country, due to July 2016 comments supporting a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One year after the failed coup, 55,000 Turks still remain behind bars.”
The publication explains that Flynn went from supporting the coup in July, to conspiring to kidnap of the coup’s alleged leader, Mulsim cleric Fethullah Gülen, in September and December.
The meetings about the alleged kidnapping took place in New York City, which may have played a key role in Mike Flynn reportedly being “flipped” by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks explained her theory to MSNBC anchor Katy Tur on Friday.
“I think the reason for that may be the state charges are possible on the talking about kidnapping Gulen, the Muslim cleric,” Wine-Banks suggested. “That could explain why he’s cooperating instead of waiting for a pardon, is the need for protection you can’t get pardoned from a state crime.”
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) would have jurisdiction to prosecute the alleged kidnapping conspiracy as it occured in New York City. President Trump could potentially pardon Flynn for federal crimes, but only New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) could pardon Flynn for any conviction on state charges.
“I think he’s taking the right steps and I’m sure that he will have had a proffer of evidence from Flynn before he would engage in conversations [about a deal],” Wine-Banks noted. “Unless Flynn can give him Jared Kushner, Don Jr, or the president, he’s not of value to him and he would prosecute him for the numerous crimes that he’s being investigated for.”