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Michael Flynn tries to get his guilty plea thrown out in Russia investigation

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The judge has already indicated that he takes a dim view of Flynn's crimes.

During a tumultuous sentencing hearing last Dec. 18, Sullivan chastised Flynn in harsh terms, saying he had lied to FBI agents "on the premises of the White House, in the White House in the West Wing by a high-ranking security officer who, up to that point, had an unblemished career of service to his country."

"I am not hiding my disgust, my disdain for your criminal offense," Sullivan said, though he later backtracked on some of his harsher comments.

Sullivan subsequently expressed concern that the former Trump adviser was not accepting responsibility after his then-attorneys suggested in court filings that he had been set up by the FBI. "This sounds like backpedaling," the judge said.


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