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Michael Flynn Would Like to Be Sentenced as Soon as Possible
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11 Jul 2018 04:42 PM EST

By Laura Tucker, Staff writer; Image: Michael Flynn (Image source: Public domain)

 

You can't blame a person for just wanting to get their future planned out, and that seems to be the case with Donald Trump's former national security adviser. He pleaded guilty some time ago, and he's still waiting around to be sentenced. While it was reported that he'd taken a new job, it was apparently an error.

 

After serving in the U.S. Army and then being named Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during former President Barack Obama's time in office, he was named national security advisor for Donald Trump's administration, yet only lasted in the position a few weeks. 

It was learned that he misled Vice President Mike Pence with regards to communication he had with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. An investigation was launched shortly after with regards to whether he had accepted money from foreign governments.

 

He pleaded guilty to a single felony count of lying to the FBI last December and promised to cooperate in the Russia investigation with special counsel Robert Mueller looking into charges of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. 

"My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel's office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country," he said when he made his plea agreement.

 

Stunningly, the bio on Stonington Global's new website stated he had just taken a position with them. However, his attorneys issued a statement that he has not joined the firm and that a comment that appeared to come from him was the result of a "misunderstanding." 

"He was aware that statement was being drafted," claims his lawyers. "But he did not intend that it be issued at this time. Its issuance now in his name appears to be the result of a misunderstanding."

 

That certainly makes it seem like he will be taking a job with Stonington — just not yet. However, that's not what it actually says, though Nick Muzin and Joseph Allahm of Stonington seem to be hoping that it will happen at some point. 

"We cannot comment on General Flynn's considerations about the timing of the announcement, but we have faith in his patriotism and long history of service to our country," they said diplomatically in a statement. "We look forward to working together."

 

Additionally, Flynn is looking forward to moving on and getting past his ill-fated time with Trump. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, tasked with sentencing Flynn, asked to see him in court, as he felt "a level of discomfort" not meeting him before he is due to sentence hm. 

While he's not promising it, Sullivan is considering taking 30 days off what would be the usual time between a final status report between the defense and prosecutors and the sentencing.

 

Flynn could be spending up to five years in prison, but a sentence with no jail time could be recommended as well by prosecutors if he agrees to cooperate with Mueller's investigation. 

 A source familiar with Stonington told NBC News that the company is "basically a rebranding" of "Muzin Capitol Partners," with the addition of Allahm as a partner.

 

The prior company is a lobbying firm in Albania, with the party's leader, Lulzim Basha, having met with Donald Trump a year ago.

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