Judge Holds Witness in Contempt

Special Counsel Robert Mueller 2012. Photo By The White House

The Washington Post — A witness in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation who had been ordered to appear before a grand jury Friday, refused to appear. 

Andrew Miller former longtime aide to Roger Stone, who is being represented by National Legal and Policy Center’s chairman Peter Flaherty, was ordered by U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell to appear before a grand jury after Miller sought to squash the subpoena, in the ninety-three page opinion, Judge Howell ordered Miller to appear at the grand juries, earliest convince. 

His refusal prompted a sealed hearing before a federal judge. That Judge was Beryl Howell. Judge Howell held Miller in contempt, a move one of Miller’s lawyers, Paul Kamenar said was welcomed while they sought to appeal the courts ruling that order Miller to appear, “which we asked him to be in order for us to appeal the judge’s decision to the court of appeals.”

Stone has fallen under Mueller’s investigation scrutiny, given public statements he made that appear to show “he had advanced knowledge of hacked Democratic emails.” Stone also told The Washington Post about a meeting he had, in the hopes of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton with a Russian nationalist as The News Blender reported in June 2018. 

That meeting along with Stone’s public statements, and his tweets, have put him at the very least, a person of interest to Mueller’s investigation. 

Miller’s role in this investigation seems to focus on his work for Stone during the 2016 presidential election cycle. 

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