Michael Flynn fires his lawyers, hires new counsel
He originally expected to be sentenced in December 2018, but a judge granted a delay so that Flynn could cooperate further with the government. Judge Emmet Sullivan said he would take Flynn’s 33 years of military service into account when deciding the sentence but called his crime “very serious.”
“Arguably, you sold your country out. The court’s going to consider all that,” Sullivan told Flynn in December. “But I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offense.”
In March, Flynn special counsel’s office said Flynn’s work with the government was “complete.”for lying to the FBI, after the
Flynn, a former Army lieutenant general, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to federal investigators concerning his contacts with Russian officials. He had falsely stated he had not talked about sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, before Mr. Trump took office. In fact, Flynn called Kislyak five times at the end of December in 2016, and the two discussed sanctions the Obama administration had put on Russia.
Clare Hymes and Grace Segers contributed to this report