Lawyers for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Tuesday asked Judge Emmet Sullivan to further delay his sentencing until a case involving his former business partners is complete. That case is being tried in the Eastern District of Virginia and is set to begin in July. Flynn was supposed to be sentenced in December, a year after he’d pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The special counsel’s office recommended he face little to no jail time because he’d cooperated extensively with them following his indictment. But during his sentencing hearing, Sullivan spoke out harshly against Flynn, saying “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offense.”
Flynn then conferred with his lawyers and asked that the sentencing be postponed so he could continue cooperating with law enforcement; he’s maintained a low profile throughout the last two months. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said his team did not have a sentencing recommendation, and that while the former national security advisor could testify in the Virginia trial, Flynn’s cooperation with the office was “otherwise complete”.