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WASHINGTON | Judge’s rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

WASHINGTON — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn’s behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser and telling him in a rebuke, “Arguably you sold your country out.” Lawyers for Flynn requested the delay Tuesday after a tongue-lashing from U.S. District Judge … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge’s rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON— The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying he had provided substantial assistance in their investigation. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON | Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison. Lawyers for Flynn, who admitted lying to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump wishes Flynn ‘good luck’ before sentencing

WASHINGTON— The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 7:05 a.m. President Donald Trump is wishing ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn “good luck” in court as Flynn awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI. Trump tweeted hours before Flynn’s sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Washington … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump wishes Flynn ‘good luck’ before sentencing

WASHINGTON | Flynn heads to sentencing, with ‘Good luck’ wish from Trump

WASHINGTON  — Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts. The former Trump national security adviser’s lawyers have suggested … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn heads to sentencing, with ‘Good luck’ wish from Trump

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn’t lie to FBI

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at a meeting with governors-elect, Trump suggests the FBI never accused Flynn of lying in its probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn’t lie to FBI

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser is asking for probation and community service in his false statements case stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Michael Flynn is making the request in court papers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON | Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an “uncharacteristic error in judgment.” The arguments to the judge echoed those of special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which last week said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation