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December 21, 2018 12:21 p.m.

This Week: Flynn Sentencing Delayed After Bizarre Hearing

Special counsel Robert Mueller was supposed to head off for the holidays with a key part of his probe taken care of: the sentencing of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. But Tuesday’s sentencing hearing went off the rails, despite agreement from both Mueller and Flynn’s teams that Flynn should receive no jail time thanks to his “substantial” cooperation. As it turns out, Flynn’s attorneys made a bad bet by implying in court filings that the FBI tried to entrap Flynn into lying to them by not explicitly saying that doing so was a crime. Mueller made it clear that a former general should be aware of this simple fact and that FBI agents gave him ample opportunity to come clean. In court, Judge Sullivan made Flynn say straight out whether he thought he was entrapped. Flynn admitted he was not, and knew that it was a crime to lie to the FBI. But Sullivan then made it clear that he…

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