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.
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