BREAKING: Judge rips into Michael Flynn for ‘serious’ offenses, delays sentencing

DECEMBER 18, 2018

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn stood by his plea in federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty more than a year ago to making false statements to the FBI — but his fate was in doubt as the judge abruptly tore into the defendant during his sentencing hearing.

Before sentencing, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan called Flynn and his attorneys to the stand and asked a series of questions to ensure Flynn did in fact want to plead guilty. Flynn said he did not want to withdraw his plea.

The article goes on to state the following:

Later in the hearing, though, Sullivan ripped into Flynn, calling his plea “very serious” and accusing him of being an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as national security adviser. The judge even asked prosecutors if Flynn could have been charged with treason, which they hesitated to answer.

“Arguably, you sold your country out,” Sullivan told Flynn, saying he would not hide his “disgust” or “disdain” for the offense.

The court went into a brief recess. When they returned, BuzzFeed reporter Zoe Tillman tweeted that Flynn’s lawyer said they’re willing to delay sentencing to allow Flynn to fully finish cooperating with the government.

“Flynn’s sentencing is now postponed to give him time to finish fully cooperating with federal prosecutors,” Tillman tweeted.

A status report will be due by March 13 on whether Flynn is ready for sentencing.

Below are reporters’ tweets on additional statements made by the judge and Flynn during Tuesday’s court hearing.

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4 Comments

  1. Tracey December 18th, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Total BS!

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  2. Melanie Cronn December 18th, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Oh boy, not good 😠

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  3. Fu Spin December 18th, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    So now that the judge ripped into Flynn he’s going to help Mueller to bury President Trump. I thought today was sentencing day. Now he can go and help Mueller more! Where does this happen??? They will hang Trump now!! I’m sick to my stomach that this can happen!! The American People Voted for this President and the rest that didn’t can’t get over the fact they lost!!! I’m telling you right now if Trump is removed all hell will break loose!!

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  4. Tricia December 18th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    You’re freaking kiddin’ me!! Seriously?? He did not do what that sorry judge is accusing him of!

    Reply

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