WATCH: Michael Flynn Departs Sentencing to Chants of ‘Lock Him Up!’ and ‘USA!’
The entire media world staked out the courthouse where disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon, following each development from within the courtroom with bated breath.
But after nearly two hours of drama between Judge Emmet Sullivan and Flynn’s defense team, the proceeding ended with Flynn asking for a delay in his sentencing.
As Flynn left the courthouse, loud chants of “Lock him up!’ and “USA! USA!” could be heard. Flynn was whisked to a waiting SUV, and ignored questions shouted to him by reporters.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Flynn frequently led chants of “Lock her up!” at Trump rallies, in reference to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Secretary Clinton has never pleaded guilty to or charged with any crime, but taunting Flynn with his own chant has become something of a tradition outside courthouses after Flynn’s appearances to answer for crimes.
And although prosecutors have suggested that Flynn’s cooperation could help him avoid jail time, Judge Sullivan’s blistering comments in court made it clear that Flynn could still, indeed, be locked up.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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