Prosecutors said Friday they’re prepared for former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced in late October or early November, nearly two years after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
“The defendant’s cooperation has ended. The case is ready for sentencing, and the government proposes the following dates for a sentencing hearing: October 21-23, 2019, or November 1-15, 2019,” prosecutors wrote in a filing to the judge in Flynn’s case, Emmet Sullivan. “The government is not aware of any issues that require the Court’s resolution prior to sentencing.”
But Flynn’s new legal team claims it needs “a significant amount of time” to gather more evidence that might cast doubt on prosecutors’ case against him. In the same filing, Flynn’s new lawyer Sidney Powell claimed that the government is withholding evidence relevant to Flynn’s sentencing.