Michael Flynn Eager to Be Sentenced After Guilty Plea: Lawyer

Evarado Alatorre
Julio 13, 2018

Former national security adviser Mike Flynn has a new job: He has joined a global lobbying and investment advisory firm.

"General Flynn has not joined Stonington and did not personally issue any public statement".

Kelner later emailed a statement to media saying that while Flynn was aware a statement was being drafted he did not intend for it to be released "at this time".

Stonington Global is billed as a firm that "will help domestic and worldwide clients navigate global equity markets and facilitate interactions with governments", and has offices in Washington and New York City.

Asked about the statement from Flynn's attorneys, Muzin said he was unable to comment on the general's "considerations about the timing of the announcement" but still looked forward to "working together". But as part of his plea deal, Flynn agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the ongoing Russian Federation probe and, according to court documents, likely faces a sentence of zero to six months in prison.

Flynn has become an important exhibit for some Trump supporters who argue the former general was mistreated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to undermine the president. Flynn could face up to six months in prison.

Sullivan said he was amenable to delaying sentencing until prosecutors had signaled they were ready but wanted to hold off on having the probation office prepare a pre-sentencing report until a date was set. He said its issuance appeared to be the result of a misunderstanding.

He served only 24 days as national security advisor in the White House early a year ago before he was forced out for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador in Washington.

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Flynn's court appearance on Tuesday was his first since he pleaded guilty in December to lying to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his discussions with Russia's ambassador to the United States regarding US sanctions and a U.N. resolution related to Israel. If Cohen agrees to cooperate, whatever relevant information he could provide would likely be shared with Mueller's team.

Flynn was a close advisor to Trump during the presidential campaign and was named to lead the white House national security council after Trump won the election.

Another Trump campaign associate whom Mueller's team charges with lying to associates and who pleaded guilty previous year, George Papadopoulos, is set to be sentenced September 7.

"General Flynn is eager to proceed to sentencing", Kelner told District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is overseeing the case in a Washington federal court.

When Flynn pleaded guilty to a federal crime last December, most people assumed that his life as a hot-shot D.C. influence peddler was over. He also confessed to lying about contacts with the government of Turkey.

It all just goes to show that they don't call America the "land of opportunity" for nothing: In what other country could a humble, aging, criminally corrupt former high-ranking national security official and unregistered lobbyist for foreign governments work his way up to becoming a registered lobbyist at a firm whose co-founder allegedly helped the Qatari government hack Elliott Broidy's emails?

Flynn was jeered by a small group of protesters as he arrived at and later left the courthouse in Washington, some chanting "lock him up!"

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