Roger Stone Associate Held In Contempt For Refusing To Testify In Mueller Probe

on September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Roger Stone, former confidant to President Trump speaks to the media after appearing before the House Intelligence Committee closed door hearing, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. ... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Roger Stone, former confidant to President Trump speaks to the media after appearing before the House Intelligence Committee closed door hearing, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ruled that Andrew Miller, a longtime associate of Roger Stone, is being held in contempt of court due to his refusal to testify before a grand jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller Russia investigation, according to a Friday Washington Post report.

The judge has reportedly stayed the order while Miller’s lawyers appeal the ruling.

Per the Washington Post, Miller had fought a subpoena he received earlier this month, but was overruled by a judge. When a subpoenaed witness refuses to testify before a grand jury, he or she can reportedly end up in jail until the witness agrees to testify.

Mueller has long been interested in Stone due to his statements during the 2016 election that suggested he had advanced knowledge of Russian hacking of the Democratic emails.

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