Mueller Requests Delay In Flynn Sentencing

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested a delay in former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s sentencing, according to a Wednesday report.

The news comes as attorneys for Flynn as well as the special counsel’s office told a federal court Wednesday night that they were both not ready to finalize a date for Flynn’s sentencing hearing after he was charged for making false statements to the FBI in early December, CNN reported.

The special counsel was going to present an updated report on Flynn’s case to court Thursday, but Flynn and the special counsel have agreed on a delay, pushing the sentencing back to May 1. (RELATED: Michael Flynn Charged With Making False Statements To The FBI)

Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, pleaded guilty to the charges at a plea hearing in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12. Flynn “willfully and knowingly” lied to FBI agents during a Jan. 24 interview in which he was asked about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to court document.

It is not clear why Mueller and his team has requested a delay or why Flynn has agreed.

Follow Henry Rodgers On Twitter

Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free
The Daily Caller News Foundation is working hard to balance out the biased American media. For as little as $3, you can help us. Make a one-time donation to support the quality, independent journalism of TheDCNF. We’re not dependent on commercial or political support and we do not accept any government funding.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Tags : donald trump michael flynn robert mueller
Loading comments...
© Copyright 2010 - 2018 | The Daily Caller