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Mueller, Flynn legal teams not ready to schedule a sentencing hearing

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Lawyers for the office of special counsel Robert Mueller and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge in a court filing Wednesday that the two parties are not ready to schedule a sentencing hearing.

A court filing obtained by Law.com explains that the status of the special counsel investigation renders a sentencing at the current time impossible, and asks for a 90-day extension.

After the 90 days elapses, the two parties will submit a joint status report on the status of the investigation.

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Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with foreign officials, becoming the first former member of the Trump administration to be charged in the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a business associate, Richard Gates, have also been charged with money laundering and tax fraud under the probe. A Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, has also pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators.

Flynn announced that he would cooperate fully with Mueller’s investigation after entering his guilty plea.

Tags Donald Trump George Papadopoulos Justice Department Michael Flynn Paul Manafort Robert Mueller Robert Mueller Russia Special counsel Trump administration Trump campaign

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