Updated at 1:21 p.m. ET
A federal judge delayed sentencing national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his talks with Russia’s ambassador.
The delay in the sentence came as a surprise following the public buildup ahead of the hearing.
Ultimately, Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered both sides to file status reports by March 13.
The judge said he has outstanding questions about the case, including how the government’s Russia investigation was impeded and the material impact of Flynn’s lies on the special counsel’s inquiry.
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Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn Sentencing In Case Of Lying To Feds