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 StoneJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports The Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE to testify before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE in exchange for $2 million from then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE. Stone said he rejected the proposal.