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@waltshaub As is well known, Flynn was offered a large sum by a high level delegation of Turks, in Dec. '16 at a mtg at 21 Club in NYC, to effect Gulen's extradition after Trump admin took office. Reports say one of Flynn's first acts as NSA was to ask the FBI to 'take another look' at+
@waltshaub the evidence furnished by the Turkish govt. to support charges that Gulen, personally, was complicit in the coup attempt of July '16. The FBI had previously concluded, under the Obama administration, that the evidence was insufficient. FBI's response to Flynn, reportedly, was+
@waltshaub that no new evidence had been received in the interim and that there was no need for a fresh look. Bottom line: Turkey has been unable, despite coaching from US DOJ on how to frame an extradition application, to produce evidence sufficient to persuade a U.S. District Court judge+
@waltshaub that there is probable cause to find that Gulen committed a crime cognizable under the U.S.-Turkey extradition treaty. As far as I know, that remains the case today. If Trump administration were negotiating for Gulen's return to Turkish custody, it wd. have to be via+
@waltshaub (1) Turkish submission of new evidence, or (2) some extraordinary, extra-legal process akin to rendition. If the administration imagined it could accomplish the latter, they will be resoundingly opposed by the entire U.S. civil rights bar, and they will fail (IMO).
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