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Judge holds Roger Stone associate in contempt for refusing to testify in Russia investigation
The Washington Post ^ | 10 Aug 18 | Spencer S. Hsu and Devlin Barrett

Posted on 08/10/2018 10:29:57 AM PDT by EVO X

A federal judge has found a witness in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell made the ruling Friday after a sealed hearing to discuss Andrew Miller’s refusal to appear before the grand jury. Miller is a former aide to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone. Miller’s lawyer Paul Kamenar said after the hearing that Miller was “held in contempt, which we asked him to be in order for us to appeal the judge’s decision to the court of appeals.” Howell stayed her order while Miller’s legal team appeals the judge’s decision.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrewmiller; berylhowell; constitutionality; contempt; jamescomey; lisapage; miller; muellerinvestigation; paulkamenar; peterstrzok; robertmueller; rogerstone; trumprussia
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This is the first attempt to test of the constitutionality of Mueller's appointment.
1 posted on 08/10/2018 10:29:57 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: EVO X

Mark Levin and a law professor buddy suggested someone do this a while back..


2 posted on 08/10/2018 10:32:55 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: EVO X
Wiped the server? Like with a rag?

Contemptuous beyotch she was...

3 posted on 08/10/2018 10:36:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: EVO X
As I clicked on this story, I was thinking "what's up with this?"

I should have known a FReeper would have the answer at the ready!

4 posted on 08/10/2018 10:39:51 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

So he goes before the GJ and take the fifth.


5 posted on 08/10/2018 10:41:08 AM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: EVO X

Bring it all out to force the issue.


6 posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:16 AM PDT by wardamneagle
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So he goes before the GJ and take the fifth.

Or pulls a Hillary Clinton and answers every question "Sorry, I don't recall..."

7 posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:28 AM PDT by apillar
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To: EVO X
Perhaps this will end as Alice's adventure in Wonderland ended, with someone turning aside from Mueller and saying "you're nothing but a pack of cards!"

I hope that person doesn't have to spend time in a prison cell.

8 posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:57 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: EVO X
Henry Greenberg was working for the FIB from day one.
9 posted on 08/10/2018 10:43:26 AM PDT by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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To: EVO X

Bttt.

5.56mm


10 posted on 08/10/2018 10:44:43 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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According to a link in the article the judge says Mueller’s appointmentment is legitimate because he is supervised by a constitutionaly appointed officer. Levin made the case Mueller had the powers of constitutionally appointed official without being confirmed by the senate. Mueller is running his own office with broad powers. It is not like he is just an aid to Rosenstein.


12 posted on 08/10/2018 10:49:17 AM PDT by EVO X
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Yes I heard him state that argument when he was a guest on Hannity; perhaps it was in June, or even in May of this year.

IIRC, he stated that eventually this argument would be made in court, perhaps at the appeals stage, and would be found to be a valid argument, thereby rendering moot, null, and void everything Mueller did.

13 posted on 08/10/2018 10:53:01 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: EVO X

Do I read this correctly...?
A Judge outside of any involvement in the trial is mandating someone testify?
Maybe I read it wrong....


14 posted on 08/10/2018 10:54:23 AM PDT by Zathras
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when the HELL will PDJT shut this damned Mueller farce down!?


15 posted on 08/10/2018 10:55:58 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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Constitutionality? :-) It’s rendered almost irrelevant if no one challenges anything.


16 posted on 08/10/2018 10:58:43 AM PDT by plain talk
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Somebody with standing has to contest in court. Manafort only went so far as to contest the scope letter. Somebody with deep pockets is funding Miller.


17 posted on 08/10/2018 11:08:09 AM PDT by EVO X
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To: plain talk
It’s rendered almost irrelevant if no one challenges anything.

Ditto. You have to have deep pockets to make the challenge.

18 posted on 08/10/2018 11:11:25 AM PDT by EVO X
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When I read this article I imagined police showing up at Hillary’s home with a warrant to arrest her. I then tried to imagine what she would do. She would have no choice to let the police arrest her and fight it later.

The Clintons are just people. It is a myth that they can’t be touched. It just takes someone with guts to carry it out. However they better have iron-clad proof if they want to take out the Queen. I mean solid evidence.


19 posted on 08/10/2018 11:18:15 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: faithhopecharity

“The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal.”

“...90 days before the beginning of each fiscal year, the Special Counsel shall report to the Attorney General the status of the investigation, and provide a budget request for the following year. The Attorney General shall determine whether the investigation should continue and, if so, establish the budget for the next year.”

28 CFR 600


20 posted on 08/10/2018 11:29:59 AM PDT by Brian Griffin
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