WASHINGTON, July 10. /TASS/. The former assistant to the President for national security Michael Flynn continues to work with spectaculorum Robert Muller, who is conducting an investigation attributed to Russia’s intervention in the US elections in 2016. It stated on Tuesday, a Federal judge for the district of Columbia Emmet Sullivan during a hearing that lasted only 13 minutes.
As Russia was accused of meddling in American elections. Dossier
Flynn at the beginning of December last year admitted in court his guilt of perjury relating to his conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the United States. In February last year, the former assistant to the President for homeland security was forced to leave his post, as it is not fully informed about these interviews Vice President Michael Pence.
Sullivan pointed to the absence of reasons for the haste in sentencing . “No pressure,” he said, referring to the completion of all necessary procedures and a proposal for the schedule of the decision in the case, which both sides had to submit at the end of January, but then the resolution of this issue was postponed.
The defense and prosecution in recent months, was not ready to agree on dates for hearings, which will result in a verdict in the case. They had previously expressed unwillingness to do so in the prescribed time limit and was asked several times to move the regular meetings to compare notes on this issue. The judge added that “no objection” against the delays in this matter. He also noted that “Flynn is cooperating with the investigation”.
Is the sentence fall?
Flynn’s lawyer Robert Kelner said that the defendant was ready to proceed to the sentencing process, while representatives of Muller requested more time to complete all necessary procedures. According to the CBS, the verdict will likely be issued in September.
The former assistant to the President appeared Tuesday in a courtroom for the first time since seven months ago pleaded guilty. In front of the ex-assistant were waiting for the protesters, whose views on this matter was the exact opposite. Some have called on the judiciary to “send to jail” Flynn, others demanded to remove from a retired General of all charges.
In February of last year, Flynn was forced to resign as assistant to the President for national security due to the fact that not fully informed Penny of the interview with Sergey Kislyak, who at that time was the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the United States. In early December last year, Flynn admitted in court his guilt in making false statements concerning these conversations.