Judge postpones sentencing for Michael Flynn after prosecution requests more time

Judge postpones sentencing for Michael Flynn after prosecution requests more time
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[Ed. – The prosecutor says the time is needed to respond to Flynn’s filing to withdraw his plea.  Flynn predicates it in part on inadequate representation by his (former) counsel, and DOJ thinks a hearing and witnesses may be necessary on that.  The DOJ position is not unreasonable; that said, as with everything in this case, one assumes they’re doing whatever they can to jack Flynn around.]

A federal judge on Monday indefinitely suspended former national security adviser Michael Flynn‘s sentencing on a charge of making a false statement to the FBI as he seeks to withdraw his guilty plea.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan announced the hearing originally set for Feb. 27, will be canceled “until further order of the court. …

Sullivan did not immediately schedule a new sentencing date, but did set deadlines for additional filings through early March and has said he may hold a hearing on Flynn’s request to withdraw his plea.

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