Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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An appeals court that’s hearing a legal challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority requested Friday that the parties involved file briefings on how the takeover of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — who’s taking charge of the probe with the Wednesday firing of Attorney General Jeff Session — may impact the case.

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A lawyer for the ex-Roger Stone aide challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority said he planned take the case, which was heard in a D.C. appeals court Thursday, to the Supreme Court if need be.

“Even if we were to lose our arguments today, we are certainly going to go to the Supreme Court,” the attorney Paul Kamenar, who is representing Andrew Miller, told reporters after the hearing. Miller was subpoenaed by Mueller, but fought the subpoena in court.

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