Roger Stone associate ordered to testify before grand jury in Mueller probe

Roger Stone associate ordered to testify before grand jury in Mueller probe
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A federal judge has ordered an associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Bannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 Roger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview MORE to testify before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s grand jury.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Chief Judge Beryl Howell rejected former Stone associate Andrew Miller’s attempt to challenge a subpoena for his testimony and documents in the probe.

CNN reported on the July 31 ruling, which shot down Miller’s argument that Mueller’s appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional.

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"Multiple statutes authorize the Special Counsel's appointment, and the official who appointed the Special Counsel had power to do so,” Howell wrote in her decision to deny Miller’s request on the subpoenas.

She ordered Miller to testify "at the earliest date available to the grand jury, and to complete production of the subpoenaed records promptly."

One of Miller’s attorneys, Paul Kamenar, told CNN that they are “obviously disappointed” in the decision and exploring their options in appealing the ruling.

Miller is one of several Stone associates recently subpoenaed in Mueller’s probe.

Mueller’s recent indictment against Russian intelligence officers for the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee appeared to reference Stone. Stone, who is not facing charges in the probe, said that he is “probably” the unnamed individual referenced in the document.

Stone also revealed in June that he had met with a Russian man during the 2016 campaign, who had offered dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Bill Clinton hospitalized with sepsis We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse MORE in exchange for $2 million from then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Biden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Bennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump MORE. Stone said he rejected the proposal.