The Turkish government is expanding its investigation of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen who lives in Pennsylvania to 17 “U. S. based” individuals, one of whom is Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, former CIA director John Brennan for their ties to the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Also under investigation is Faruk Taban-President of the Turkic American Alliance (TAA), David Cohen-former CIA Deputy Director, Michael Rubin-former Pentagon official, Graham E. Fuller-former former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council/CIA and former U. S. attorney for New York’s Southern District, Preet Bharara who was fired last month back by Attorney General, Jeff Sessions after refusing to resign.
Daily Caller by Chuck Ross
Turkish investigators are interested in Schumer because of donations he has received from Gulen’s supporters here in the U.S. Bharara, who was fired by President Trump last month, is most likely being targeted because of his investigation into Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian businessman who is under federal indictment for allegedly helping Iran skirt economic sanctions.
Zarrab is said to have information that could implicate Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials in the sanctions-busting scheme. Erodgan has accused Bharara of being a Gulen follower[…]
Barack Obama refused to extradite Gulen to Turkey in spite of allegations by the Turkish government that Gulen orchestrated last year’s attempted coup. The Turkish government is stepping up their investigation in the hopes that President Donald J. Trump might prove more willing to cooperate in light of the fact that Faruk Taban lead fellow Gulenists “played key roles in FETÖ’s donation process to the Clinton campaign“ garnering $600 million in campaign donations with some individual(s) donating up $2 million to the campaign.
In other words, Gulen and collaborators bet on the wrong horse and lost. Oops!