Michael Flynn will be sentenced after the publication of the report of the Inspector General of the Ministry of justice on the origins of the Russian investigation.
Judge Emmett Sullivan adjourned the court hearing, which is to be sentenced in the case of Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. The court hearing was previously scheduled for December 18. A new date has not yet been appointed.
Judge Sullivan deferred sentencing after Flynn, who had previously pleaded guilty to perjury to FBI agents about his contacts with the former Russian Ambassador, and the US administration filed a joint motion requesting that the verdict be delayed.
The authors of the petition refer to the fact that in December the report of the Inspector General of the Ministry of justice on the origins of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election-2016 will be published. The Inspector General said last week that the report would be published on December 9.
“The parties expect that the report on the outcome of this investigation will examine topics relevant to several issues that were raised by the defendant,” Flynn and the US administration said in a joint motion.
In 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to perjury to the FBI about his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, who at the time of the conversations – in 2016 – was Russia’s Ambassador to the United States. A retired Lieutenant General, Flynn became one of several Trump advisers to be indicted as a result of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, led by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.