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Michael Flynn Sentencing Delayed

A federal judge put sentencing on hold as Flynn continues to cooperate with investigators in the ongoing Russia probe.

WASHINGTON --  Sentencing for Michael Flynn, President Trump's former National Security Advisor, is being put on hold as Flynn continues to cooperate with the ongoing Russia investigation.

Flynn previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with a top Russian official during the presidential transition.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan called Flynn's actions a "very serious offense".

"Arguably, you sold your country out," Sullivan told Flyn at Tuesday's hearing.

Before sentencing, Flynn said he was "aware that lying to the FBI was a crime."  President Trump has suggested that Flynn was duped into lying. 

Flynn's defense team said the retired general "fully accepts responsibility" and "stands by his guilty plea."

Judge Sullivan said the defense and prosecution will meet again in 90 days to discuss sentencing.

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