Lock him up.
Donald Trump's disgraced former national security advisor Gen. Michael Flynn went to court today to be sentenced for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the United States.
Flynn's sentencing will be delayed, to give him time to finish fully cooperating with federal prosecutors.
Judge Sullivan repeated a statement that he will not make any promises about no jail time when it comes time to deliver Flynn's sentence.
In the Washington courtroom, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan pressed Flynn and his attorneys aggressively during the hearing about the guilty plea, and his interactions with the FBI.
Prosecutors say Flynn may continue to help the government in ongoing investigations.
The judge began by basically calling bullshit on the last-minute court filings by Flynn's defense teams last week, which implied the former general was entrapped into lying by crooked FBI agents.
This was a bogus implication, and Judge Sullivan was not pleased.
The judge queried Flynn and his team, point by point, essentially asking them if they wanted to relitigate that part of the legal process -- the FBI part.
In response, Flynn told the judge, “I was aware that lying to the FBI was a crime.”
“Are you continuing to accept responsibility for your false statements,” Judge Sullivan asked.
“I am, your honor,” said Flynn.
Trump began the day of his former National Security Advisor's trial by wishing Flynn 'good luck.'
Not a good look for Individual-1.
After a series of interrogations from the judge, and responses from Flynn and attorneys, Judge Sullivan asks one final time, and still sounding skeptical:
"If you want to proceed because you are guilty of this offense..."
Flynn replies that he is, and says wants to proceed. Read the rest