The sentencing for Michael Flynn was postponed until 2019 after a dramatic federal court hearing today.
Sentencing has been delayed 90 days. Good move by this judge. I hope he gets to the bottom of this and finds out what really happened so we can all know what’s really going on. Even the Judge knows he’s not guilty so why is Flynn not changing his plea?
The delay came after Flynn’s attorneys initially declined an offer Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to delay the sentencing on charges of making false statements to the FBI, amid the judge’s questions over Flynn’s cooperation in a separate case involving illegal lobbying for Turkey. After Sullivan tore into the defendant and warned he couldn’t guarantee that Flynn wouldn’t get jail time, the defense asked for a sentencing delay.
Sullivan suggested a conference hearing for Flynn on March 13.
“General Flynn has held nothing back in regards to the special counsel’s investigation,” Flynn’s lawyer told the court, saying the case involving lobbying for Turkey is the only other area in which Flynn could be of further assistance to prosecutors.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the prosecution told Sullivan that Flynn’s cooperation played a role in the indictment this week of two Flynn associates charged with illegally lobbying for Turkey without properly registering under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). They said Flynn could have been indicted in that case had he not cooperated.
Tuesday’s hearing was meant for the judge to sentence Flynn after he pleaded guilty more than a year ago to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador. As part of that plea, he agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
But after the hearing began, Sullivan tore into Flynn for his “very serious” false statement plea, as well as other alleged misdeeds. The judge asked prosecutors if Flynn could have been charged with treason, telling Flynn “arguably, you sold your country out.”
“I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offense,” Sullivan said. More
When are crooked Hillary, Obama, and his corrupt deep state administration and all those other Democrat and RINO politicians who committed crimes going to be rounded up and prosecuted with the same vigor Mueller’s shown?