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.
Miller's attorney Paul Kamenar told CNN that they intend to appeal the order to appear before the grand jury, and he said the first step would be for him not to appear.
Miller agreed he was acting in contempt of the order Howell issued last week, "and we filed a motion to that effect", said Kamenar.
Stoneacknowledged that he was likely the unnamed U.S. official in the indictment, which listed messages exchanged with Guccifer 2.0, the identity United States investigators say was used by Russian hackers. Stone is a longtime associate of President Donald Trump.
Miller's argument mirrored a similar claim made recently by President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized Mueller's investigation into ties between Russian Federation and his campaign as a "witch hunt".
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.
Had the judge not issued the stay, Miller could have been jailed until he agreed to testify before the grand jury and provide the subpoenaed documents.
Mueller is probing Russian meddling in the 2016 USA 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.
In addition to Miller, John Kakanis, described as a personal assistant to Stone, along with social media expert Jason Sullivan, were subpoenaed by the special counsel over the spring.
Mueller's outreach may mean he is focusing in part on whether Stone may have had advance knowledge of material detrimental to Trump's 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton that US intelligence agencies have concluded was obtained by Russian Federation through hacking.
Kamenar also said a prosecutor with powers as broad as Mueller's should be treated like a USA attorney and be subject to Senate confirmation.
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Two Virginia state troopers who were monitoring the rally were later killed in the line of duty when their helicopter crashed. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of last year's rally is planning another "white civil rights" rally on Sunday.
Wallace moved up the leaderboard thanks to a hole in one on the par-three 16th, describing it as the "best shot of my life". The US Open champion, who had led by five shots, carded a four-under 66 to stay ahead of Australia's Adam Scott .
This is double the level the president imposed on a range of countries earlier this year, including European Union member states. He has said Turkey's economy remains strong, noting a 7.4 percent growth rate in the first three months of this year.
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Arsenal vs Manchester City , Premier League match will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Arsenal have named their new captain after Per Mertesacker retired from playing football at the end of last season.
A glass box on a platform was filled with smoke as a magician presided over proceedings at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday. Cazorla hung around after the stepping out of the glass cylinder to wave at the crowd and sign autographs.
At St James Park yesterday, despite the ongoing shenanigans behind the scenes, the Newcastle United support got behind their team. Newcastle: Dubravka 7, Yedlin 7, Clark 7, Lascelles 6, Dummett 6, Diame 6, Shelvey 8, Ritchie 7, Perez 6, Kenedy 6, Joselu 6.
People how ask how they will do, but I know a little bit about their manager and how good they will handle that. After all the pre-match hype, Danny Welbeck is not even in the Arsenal squad, let alone at left-back.
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