Flynn's sentencing delayed again so new lawyer can study up

Source: Politico | June 24, 2019 | Darren Samuelsohn and Natasha Bertrand

The lawyer, Sidney Powell, said she needed the extra time to work her way through three hard drives delivered from Flynn’s former lawyers.

Michael Flynn’s sentencing has been delayed — again.

The latest postponement is the result of a legal switch Trump’s former national security adviser made recently, firing his group of attorneys in favor of Sidney Powell, an outspoken critic of special counsel Robert Mueller.

At a hearing Monday, Powell said she needs at least another 90 days to get up to speed on the case before Flynn receives his punishment for pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with a top Russian official.

The judge overseeing the case, Emmett Sullivan, decided to essentially grant Powell two months, ordering another status report at the end of August.

Powell said she needed the extra time to work her way through three hard drives delivered from Flynn’s former lawyers.

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