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Judge Unleashes on Flynn: ‘You Sold Your Country Out!’ (UPDATED)

General Michael Flynn is currently in a D.C. area Federal court receiving a harsh reprimand from Judge Emmett Sullivan over his guilty plea that he lied to FBI agents in early 2017 over calls with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and his failure to report himself as a foreign agent.

A major talking point over the past week on outlets supportive to President Donald Trump was that Flynn was a victim of entrapment by FBI agents. Judge Sullivan, who is a Republican-appointed judge, gave the opportunity for Flynn a chance to change his plea agreement, but Flynn refused, which single-handedly undermined week’s worth of opinion primetime programming on Fox News.

Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recommendation of no prison time, Judge Sullivan threatened time in prison.  Sullivan said Flynn’s admitted crimes “undermines everything this flag over here stands for! Arguably, you sold your country out!” before suggesting his acts are treasonous.

No television cameras were allowed inside the proceedings, however, White House reporter for CBS News Steven Portnoy was inside the courtroom and provided the following dramatic account:

UPDATE: It appears that Judge Sullivan is walking back his “treason” comment:

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