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.
The Washington Post reports that U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell ruled Miller in contempt of court after he repeatedly defied subpoenas to testify under oath.
Miller had tried to get Mueller’s subpoena invalidated last month, but a judge ruled that Mueller’s request was valid and that Miller would have to testify. Despite this, prosecutors told the court Friday, Miller has still refused to show up.
Miller attorney Paul Kamenar told reporters after the judge’s ruling that he actually wanted to be held in contempt of court so that they could appeal the decision in front of a different judge at the court of appeals.