federal judge on Tuesday delayed the sentencing of Michael Flynn, the president's former National Security Advisor, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI. But not before the judge called his crime a very serious offense, and said, quote, arguably, you sold your country out.
>> Lock her up, that's right.>> Flynn, who lasted just 24 days as National Security Advisor pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with Russia's ambassador in 2016. Flynn told investigators that he had not discussed US sanctions against Russia with the ambassador, when in fact, he had.
In a fiery rebuke, the judge said, quote, I can't hide my disgust, my disdain for your criminal offense. And as the prosecutor from the Special Counsel's office, if Flynn's conduct, quote, rises to the level of treasonous activity. More lies were revealed on Monday when prosecutors unsealed charges against two of Flynn's former business associates.
Who have been indicted as part of a federal investigation into Turkey's secret lobbying campaign. The judge on Tuesday said, quote, all along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States. That undermines everything this flag over here stands for.
Flynn's sentence will be postponed until after March 13th. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller had previously asked the judge not to imprison Flynn because of his military service. And his substantial cooperation with the investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. In an early Tuesday morning tweet, Trump wished Flynn good luck, and again denied that there was any collusion with Russia.