Trump adviser Stone's associate held in contempt in Russian Federation probe

Roger Stone Associate Reportedly Held in Contempt of Court for Refusal to Testify for Mueller Grand Jury

Andrew Miller, a longtime aide to right-wing "dirty trickster" Roger Stone, has been held in contempt of court for refusing to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury.

Mueller is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Miller's subpoena is the latest to suggest the special counsel's probe is focusing at least in part on Stone, an early Trump backer with a reputation as an aggressive political operative.

Nonetheless, Howell's 93-page order that required Miller to appear before the grand jury said: "multiple statutes authorize the Special Counsel's appointment, and the official who appointed the Special Counsel had power to do so". She made the contempt ruling Friday after a closed hearing in Washington.

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Manigault Newman went on to become Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She also claims without evidence that tapes exist of the president using the N-word repeatedly on the reality show's set.

Stone himself has not yet been questioned or subpoenaed in the investigation.

According to the Washington Post, Miller defied a June subpoena by Mueller to testify as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians, along with potential obstruction of justice on the part of the president. When she ran for governor in 2010, Stone ran her campaign. Stone said that he was "highly confident she will testify truthfully if called upon to do so".

But Mueller's subpoena of Miller and other Stone associates recently suggests he is now focusing on whether Stone may have had knowledge in advance about the damaging leaks of Democratic documents that Guccifer provided to Wikileaks in the months running up to the November 2016 presidential election.

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He will play alongside Shkodran Mustafi and fans will want better performances than witnessed in pre-season. He could still make manager Unai Emery's 18-man squad, but it will be a late decision on his fitness.

Stone, a longtime confidant of Trump's, has always been a person of interest in the special counsel's probe: Several of his associates have been subpoenaed in the investigation in recent weeks.

Stone may figure prominently in a major case Mueller brought last month against 12 Russian military intelligence officers who he accused of hacking into the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent, and releasing tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping Kremlin-orchestrated conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 election. She placed a stay on that order until Monday, as his lawyers file an appeal.

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