The Morning had Michael Flynn is happy to enter well, the Federal court in New York. The weather in Manhattan was revealed this Tuesday from its best side, and former National security adviser knew of the strongest supporters to his side: Robert Mueller. The special investigator is investigating possible collusion by the representatives of Russia with the Team of Donald Trump in the presidential campaign of 2016, had not recommended, to imprison Flynn to cooperate so well. The 60-year-old retired Three-star General could make so great hopes, to take a walk on this day as a free man out of the court building.
But then judge Emmet Sullivan shortly before the announcement of the sentence. "You can say, you have sold your country," he said, and added: "I'm not hiding my contempt." Sullivan hinted that he will move on Mueller's recommendation and Flynn going to jail could send. He gave him the choice, with the hearing proceed as planned and risk a harsh prison sentence or to postpone the pronouncement of the sentence first. The delay would give Mueller time to investigate further, and Flynn, to prove his willingness to cooperate. Flynn's lawyers did not hesitate, and advised him to accept the offer.
Flynn had about a year ago, pleaded guilty to the Federal police about contacts with the former Russian Ambassador to the USA Sergey Kisljak, lied to. Flynn spoke accordingly on several occasions with Kisljak in December 2016 through the U.S.-imposed sanctions against Moscow and an upcoming vote on a UN Resolution on Israel's settlement policy. Trump had won the presidency election, in the office of his predecessor, Barack Obama was but still. Therefore, the conversations of Flynn's, who was part of trump's transition team were, illegal. Because of this process, Flynn lost his Job as a security consultant, after only 23 days.
a charge of illegal agent activity
Flynn, back be to blame for repeated on Tuesday a confession and admitted according to the American media also have another point, incorrect information. This is a project in which he was also prior to his appointment as safety adviser on behalf of the Turkish government. Because of these allegations was charged on Monday against two business partners Flynn's charge of "illicit agent activity" for the Turkish government. The aim of the conspiracy it was according to the prosecution, undercover work on an extradition of the preacher Fethullah Gulen to Turkey. Ankara makes Gülen for the coup attempt of July 2016 responsible.
Flynn's lawyers had pleaded for a suspended sentence of not more than one year with minimal Supervision, and 200 hours of community service. After all, her client was given the Team of Mueller in a total of 19 meetings for information, which could have lasted for 62 hours and 45 minutes. In addition, Flynn've made thousands of documents available. Her client had shown his respect for the law, he take responsibility for his actions.More about
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judge Sullivan sees the apparently different, but still with his final judgment. The court convenes again in March.