Seth Abramson @SethAbramson @Newsweek columnist. Analyses @BBC. NYT bestselling author of Proof of Conspiracy (bit.ly/2kP6FkZ). Next: Citizen Journalist (Macmillan). Professor. Attorney. Oct. 17, 2019 1 min read

QUESTION: How do we know that when top Trump campaign NatSec adviser Michael Flynn was working on behalf of Turkey to plot (to please Erdogan) the kidnapping of a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, he wasn't doing so with Trump's knowledge? Flynn didn't do so much to hide it.

1/ Flynn was working on other secret projects to benefit foreign nations that folks on the campaign knew about, and as to Turkey attended poorly hidden meetings to plot the kidnapping. Trump seemed concerned about Flynn flipping and post-election did work to extradite the cleric.

2/ So now he writes Erdogan and says he worked hard to deliver on what Erdogan wanted, and one of the main things he wanted was the extradition of a cleric we know Trump worked to extradite post-election.

So how do we know Trump wasn't aware of *pre-election* efforts to do this?


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