Even though we have a report from CNN suggesting that criminal charges have been filed against someone in the cross-hairs of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with the Russia investigation, the fact that the indictment has been sealed by a federal judge leaves us all wondering the same thing: Who might be arrested on Monday when that indictment is unsealed?
The names most often mentioned as possibly being mentioned in the indictment include Donald Trump Jr, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, foreign policy adviser Carter Page, and even Jared Kushner.
But a recent interview conducted with former CIA James Woolsey would seem to suggest that the person wearing handcuffs next week will be none other than disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Why might that be? Take a look:
James Woolsey Connects The Dots For Mueller
According to NBC News, Woolsey and his wife were questioned by FBI agents working for Mueller’s team on the Russia probe. In a statement, a spokesperson for Woolsey confirmed this:
“Ambassador Woolsey and his wife have been in communication with the FBI regarding the Sept. 19, 2016 meeting Ambassador Woolsey was invited to attend by one of Gen. Flynn’s business partners. Ambassador Woolsey and his wife have responded to every request, whether from the FBI, or, more recently, the Office of the Special Counsel.”
The Turkish Connection
Woolsey was at a meeting where the topic of discussion was a Turkish cleric currently living in the United States who is blamed by the Turks for helping plan a 2016 coup attempt against the government of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to NBC:
“In March, Woolsey confirmed to MSNBC the contents of a Wall Street Journal story which reported Woolsey’s account of a meeting he says made him so uncomfortable he felt compelled to report what happened to Vice President Joseph Biden. Flynn. the former national security adviser, was paid more than $500,000 in 2016 for lobbying that benefited the Turkish government.
Turkish government officials — including the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s foreign minister — were discussing with Flynn how to get the cleric, Fethullah Gülen, back to Turkey, the Journal reported.”
All Signs Lead To Flynn
If Flynn was planning, along with the Turkish government, to apprehend Gülen or assist Turkish agents with taking the cleric by force so he could be covertly whisked away to face charges in Turkey, he would be guilty of any number of crimes, not the least of which are collusion and attempted kidnapping.
Clearly, if Mueller can prove the allegations of Flynn plotting with Turkey, he has him in serious legal jeopardy, and that’s when the FBI got involved, NBC reports:
“A source familiar with the matter told NBC News that Woolsey’s allegations came under investigation by the FBI, and that Mueller’s team inherited that aspect of the wide-ranging probe into Flynn’s activities.”
Flynn, having been a part of the administration for a short while before being dismissed, would be the person with the best inside access as to what happened regarding collusion with Russia. Flynn’s attorney has said his client is willing to cooperate if given immunity from prosecution. An indictment would give Mueller exactly the leverage he needs to turn Flynn into his star witness.
And if indeed Flynn is the person named in the indictment, Donald Trump is more screwed than he can possibly imagine.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org