The judge presiding over the sentencing of former Trump national security advisor, Mike Flynn, wasted no time revealing his contempt for the retired three-star general.
A federal judge blasted former national security adviser Michael Flynn during his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, saying he couldn't hide his "disgust" with the retired Army lieutenant general.
"Arguably, you sold your country out" by working as an unregistered foreign agent, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan told Flynn in court Tuesday.
In answer to a question from the judge, prosecutors said they did not consider charging Flynn with treason. The sentencing hearing is ongoing as of noon on Tuesday.
...Sullivan highlighted the sentencing memo from Flynn's attorneys, which suggested that FBI agents may have acted improperly in their interview of Flynn and entrapped him into lying. But in court, Flynn said he would not challenge his guilty plea nor the circumstances under which he was interviewed.
“I was aware” that lying to the FBI was a crime, Flynn told Sullivan, adding that he accepts responsibility for his false statements.
"This is a very serious offense," Sullivan said. "A high ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the federal bureau of investigation while in the White House."Update:
Sensing their client was unlikely to get a slap on the wrist, Flynn's counsel sought an adjournment so that, as the judge suggested, Flynn could dish up even more "cooperation" to the Mueller investigation.
As Flynn and his counsel prepared to exit the courtroom, Judge Sullivan wished them "happy holidays."