Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in D.C., to be sentenced for lying to investigators. Flynn makes his appearance before Judge Sullivan at 11 a.m. eastern time.
NBC News reporter Gary Grumbach is expected to provide reports from inside the courtroom once the hearing starts.
Tim Ryan Courthouse News reporter has tweeted he will also provide updates from inside the courtroom.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained on her show on Monday, the timeline of Flynn’s involvement with Turkey.
It has been reported by multiple media sources that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, along with Flynn’s attorney’s have recommended “no prison time,” but other media outlets are reporting that the full recommendation is between zero to six months in prison for lying to federal investigators.
On Monday Flynn’s business partner Bijan Kian, along with Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin, who is believed to be in Turkey, were indicted as the News Blender reported.
Brandi Buchman of Courthouse News reports via Twitter that Kian appeared in court on Tuesday, where he plead not guilty.
President Trump wished Flynn “good luck,” via Twitter @ 6:41 a.m., he added, “there was no Collusion!”
Flynn’s sentencing hearing has been delayed, the next status report is expect March 13th, 2019.
Some highlights from the hearing via Twitter:
Flynn responding to a claims made by his attorney’s tells Judge Sullivan he does not want to challenge “the circumstances of his FBI interview,” adding he is willing to accept responsibility for his actions.
Judge Sullivan did not downplay his “disgust,” or his “disdain,” for what Flynn did while holding a high level job within the White House.
The Washington Post reports that Judge Sullivan told Flynn that based on the seriousness of the crime, that he could not “guarantee he would spare Flynn from prison.”
Sullivan added that even though he agrees to the delay while Flynn is still a cooperating Government witness, he would not make “any promises,” that in ninety days he’d view this matter differently.