Ex-Aide to Roger Stone Held in Contempt for Refusing to Testify

Roger Stone aide skips out on grand jury testimony, challenging Mueller subpoena

A former associate of Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone says he will not testify in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Miller's comments come as other members of Mueller's team are continuing their case against former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Miller worked for Stone during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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. CNN first reported the subpoena.

Mueller has been focusing in recent months on Stone, who has had a decades-long relationship with Trump. She is expected to appear in federal court in Washington by midday Friday.

Miller had previously challenged the subpoena ordering him to testify before the grand jury, arguing that Mueller's appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional.

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Miller's lawyer had sought to quash the subpoena.

U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered Andrew Miller to be held in contempt after a sealed hearing on Miller's refusal to not testify before the grand jury.

Earlier in 2018, Stone associates also said Stone claimed to have been briefed by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about stolen emails the organization had obtained before they were released.

The U.S. Senate intelligence panel, which is among several congressional committees conducting Russian Federation probes, is also investigating Wikileaks' role.

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