- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lawyers for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn asked for a 90-day delay in their client’s sentencing so he could continue cooperating with the government in a case against his former business partner.

“There may be additional cooperation for the defendant to provide pursuant to the plea agreement on this matter,” his attorneys wrote.

Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017, has been cooperating with prosecutors in the case against a former associate, Bijan Rafiekian. Federal prosecutors in Virginia have accused Mr. Rafiekian of illegally lobbying for Turkey.

The case is scheduled for July and Flynn is expected to testify.

Attorneys with special counsel Robert Mueller did not take a position on Flynn’s request for a continuance. They did say his cooperation is “otherwise complete,” meaning his cooperation with the Mueller probe is likely finished.

Flynn was fired in February 2017 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his interactions with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his discussions with Mr. Kislyak, which centered on the possibility of rolling back Obama-era sanctions imposed on Russia.

In December, Mr. Mueller’s team recommended Flynn receive no jail time for his crime.

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