Where is Michael Flynn? The former National Security Adviser has been strangely absent from the public eye since the FBI blew the lid open on the Trump campaign-Russia investigation. Now a new bombshell allegation involving the disgraced general has been reported by several news outlets.
According to the Wall Street Journal, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency James Woolsey revealed that, during the presidential campaign, Flynn discussed with Turkish officials the possibility of removing from the U.S. the Muslim cleric who allegedly put together last summer’s attempted coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government.
Woolsey, who served as CIA director in the 1990s under President Bill Clinton, and others briefed on the meeting, told the Wall Street Journal that Flynn met in New York with the Turkish officials in September. At this time Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, had been advising the Trump campaign on national security matters.
He reportedly discussed how Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, could be taken out of the country without going through the U.S. extradition legal process. The hypothetical idea was “a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away,” said Woolsey.
Earlier this month documents that were made public showed Flynn was registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent at the time he was named national security adviser.
Flynn was ousted as Trump’s national security adviser earlier this year after it was revealed that he had several calls with Russian operatives at the height of the Russian interference in the 2016 elections.