Mueller's Prosecutors: We Don't Believe Michael Flynn Committed Treason

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Posted: Dec 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Mueller's Prosecutors: We Don't Believe Michael Flynn Committed Treason

Speaking during General Michael Flynn's sentencing hearing Tuesday, prosecutors for Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation said they do not believe the former White House national security advisor committed treason. 

The question of treason was brought up by Judge Emmet Sullivan, who repeatedly slammed Flynn during his appearance. After a recess, Sullivan came back into the court room and walked back his comments.

Flynn's sentencing hearing has been delayed for another 90 days. Judge Sullivan blindsided Flynn's legal team and Mueller's prosecutors at today's hearing with his harsh statements.

“All along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security adviser to the president of the United States. Arguably that undermines everything this flag over here stands for. Arguably you sold your country out,” Judge Emmet Sullivan stated from the bench. "I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain, for this criminal offense."

Sullivan also corrected himself and acknowledged that Flynn's work for Turkey ended before he was appointed to work in the Trump White House.

Going into the day, prosecutors and Flynn's attorneys agreed he deserves no prison time. During the hearing, Sullivan indicated prison time is still on the table.