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Michael Flynn Gets Tongue Lashing from Judge as Sentencing DELAYED

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For those within earshot of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory being investigated by Robert Mueller, the month of December has been a doozy.

The Special Counsel’s probe of alleged ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Kremlin has transformed itself over the course of the last 18 months.  The scope has widened significantly, and the American people are starting to believe that, perhaps, they’ve been duped.  Maybe this whole “Russian collusion” angle was just a way to get Mueller near enough to the President’s cronies to dig up something the democrats can hang their hats on?  Perhaps we’ll learn soon enough.

The last few weeks have likely been troubling for the President, as former associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen were both snatched up by Mueller’s minions with haste.  Now, as former White House adviser Michael Flynn was set to receive his adjudication, a wrench has been thrown into the gears, with the prosecution looking for more time with Flynn for the purpose of strengthening their ongoing investigations.

This leniency didn’t come without the judge’s ferocity, however.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday requested to postpone his sentencing for lying to FBI agents about his contacts with a Russian ambassador until his cooperation with federal prosecutors is fully complete.

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The surprise decision by Flynn’s defense attorneys came after U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan admonished Flynn, a retired three-star Army general, for committing a “serious offense” by lying to the FBI about his discussions with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about sanctions on Moscow while serving in a high-level role at the White House.

“This is a very serious offense,” Sullivan in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. “A high ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while on the physical premises of the of the White House.”

Sullivan also asked Flynn and his counsel whether they would want to delay the sentencing, seemingly hinting that Flynn would face a tough sentence if the decision had gone through Tuesday.

Judge Sullivan would go on to liken Flynn’s crime to “selling out” the United States.

The extent to which Mueller has widened his scope has yet to be fully understood.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.