In ‘disgust,’ judge threatens Flynn with prison, but delays sentencing

In ‘disgust,’ judge threatens Flynn with prison, but delays sentencingThe sentencing for former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, scheduled for Tuesday morning, was unexpectedly postponed after a federal judge said Flynn’s conduct left him with “disgust,” and indicated he was considering a prison sentence — even though prosecutors had recommended no jail time for the retired three-star general. Flynn’s admitted crime of lying to the FBI while occupying a top post in the Trump administration, and his acceptance of a six-figure lobbying contract from a foreign government while serving as a national security adviser to Trump during the campaign “undermines everything this flag stands for,” Judge Emmet Sullivan lectured the defendant in a blunt tirade that startled the packed courtroom. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives for sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington.

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