The big news yesterday came from the sentencing of former Trump cabinet member & national security director Michael Flynn. The Judge continually suggested that he considered Flynn’s crimes quite serious and could not rule out jail time, giving Flynn and his lawyers numerous chances to postpone. It finally became clear to the Flynn camp that they should take the hint and postpone the sentencing in hopes that Flynn’s continued cooperation with Mueller would add greater weight to his case for leniency. The Judge’s characterization of Flynn’s crimes was particularly harsh and striking:
“This is a very serious offense. A high-ranking senior official of the government making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation while on the premises of the White House. I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain, for this criminal offense…”
NPR had a good summary of the high and low points of the hearing.
In the end, the sentencing was delayed for at least three months.
Recall that Flynn led the “lock her up” chant at at least one of Trump’s campaign rallies.
So…lock him up.
What new Mueller disclosures will come to light today?? Keep resisting…