I think the smugly self-righteous Michael Flynn expected to skate through his sentencing hearing, emerging with no jail time and the wiggle room to claim he’d been duped by the FBI while testifying. The judge in the case quickly sent both of those notions packing, delaying sentencing and asking the prosecutors if Flynn can be charged with treason — although the judge later backtracked on the T word. The judge also expressed his disgust at Flynn’s behavior.
If I were Jared Kushner, or any of those in Trump’s orbit during this time period including Trump himself, I’d be really worried. I think what Flynn did — self-dealing while representing the government of the United States at the highest levels — was done a lot by the incoming Trump crew.
Time to pay the piper, gentlemen.