Turkey's Case Against Muslim Cleric Gulen Has Merit: US Official. (ABC).
A senior State Department official said Monday that Turkey's contention that a Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric and his followers were involved in the failed coup attempt may have some merit, even as the Obama administration says Turkey has provided little evidence to support their claim.
The official told reporters there are "reasonable grounds" to take the Turkish government's accusations against Gulen seriously. The official held a briefing for reporters but insisted on anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
The State Department official said that charity and educational organizations run by Gulen have suspicious structure and financing and look "a lot like the ways in which organized crime sets itself up of folks who are trying to hide money for money laundering" rather than a "benign religious movement."
The briefing comes several days after Turkey's justice minister met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to press the extradition request. Hmmm....And we all know Attorney General Loretta Lynch who took the fifth is incorruptible.Read the full story here.