Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

Lester Mason
August 11, 2018

The Washington Post reports that Stone's former aide, Andrew Miller, refused to appear Friday despite being called as a witness for Robert Mueller's investigation.

Miller attorney Paul Kamenar told reporters after the judge's ruling that he actually wanted to be held in contempt of court so that they could appeal the decision in front of a different judge at the court of appeals.

Stone, who has denied any wrongdoing, has previously said that eight of his associates have been contacted by Mueller but that the special counsel's team has not contacted him. He argues that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein didn't have the authority to appoint a special counsel and that any prosecutor with Mueller's broad powers should be confirmed by the Senate.

According to the Washington Post, Miller defied a June subpoena by Mueller to testify as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians, along with potential obstruction of justice on the part of the president.

Miller plans to appeal. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington ordered Miller to testify.

The pressure on Stone threatens to bring the Russian Federation investigation even deeper into Trump's inner circle, but the eccentric political trickster told CNN on Wednesday there are "no circumstances" under which he would testify against the president.

Davis, known for running a high-end prostitution ring a decade ago, has close ties to longtime Trump ally Roger Stone.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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