WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynns behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trumps first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, Arguably you sold your country out.
Lawyers for Flynn requested the delay Tuesday after a tongue-lashing from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan raised the prospect that Flynn could spend time behind bars for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.
Prosecutors hadnt recommended prison, but the hearing that began with the defendant upbeat and smiling took an unexpected turn when the judge said his sentence would take into account not just Flynns extensive cooperation with investigators but also the lies the Trump administration official told from the grounds of the White House.
Stay connected to the stories and events that make your community a special place to call home.
Subscriptions start at $14.90/month.View subscription options
- Unmatched coverage of Allen County’s local news and sports, a tradition dating back to 1867
- Compelling portraits of our residents, experienced reporting and thoughtful analysis
- Unlimited online access to iolaregister.com and our archives