Last updated on November 27, 2019
A federal judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security advisor.
Flynn was sentenced Dec. 18, but his attorneys and federal prosecutors asked for a delay. They stated a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general analyzing facets of the FBI’s investigation of this Trump effort, due out Dec. 9, could include material related to the Legislation. They said the judge has yet to rule on a dispute involving the prosecutors and Flynn’s attorneys over the government’s creation of records which the defense stated could have influenced Flynn’s decision to plead guilty.
He confessed that four days to his job as White House national security advisor, he denied having two individual contacts throughout the Trump transition together with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
In return for that which he expected would be a lenient sentence of no prison time, he consented to assist members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s staff with their investigations.
“Arguably, you offered out your country,” Sullivan explained. The judge agreed to postpone the sentencing and encouraged Flynn to attempt more difficult to collaborate with prosecutors.
After that devastating courtroom look, Flynn brought into a new group of attorneys who mounted a vigorous assault on every part of the government’s behavior in investigating and prosecuting him most recently accusing prosecutors of withholding potentially invaluable records. In response, Justice Department attorneys said Flynn’s attorneys depended upon”conspiracy theories, demanding that the authorities engage in a fishing expedition to get files that could provide support for those concepts.”
However, Flynn’s attorneys haven’t suggested he’s contemplating withdrawing his guilty plea.
In agreeing to cancel the Dec. 18 Legislation date, Judge Sullivan didn’t indicate when he’d schedule a new sentencing hearing.