Michael Flynn's prosecutors are trying to get his former defense team to testify against him

Tim O'Donnell

If you were getting excited about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's sentencing later this month, it's time to temper your expectations, because it might be a while.

District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Monday canceled the Feb. 27 sentencing indefinitely, per CNN, after Justice Department prosecutors wrote in a court filing they believe Flynn's old defense team from the Washington, D.C., law firm Covington & Burling would be willing to share information about Flynn if Sullivan allows it.

Sullivan now wants to allow some time for everyone to make their arguments and for the prosecution to negotiate with Flynn's new defense over the use of his old team in the proceedings.

Flynn initially pleaded guilty in December 2018 to lying during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 Russian election interference and was expected to be sentenced at the end of 2019, but he requested to change his plea to not guilty after alleging Covington withheld information from him while pressuring him to take a plea deal.

The Justice Department now wants to let Covington counter those close claims, which could potentially even lead to a perjury charge for Flynn. Covington declined to comment on the latest court filings. Read more at CNN.

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