By Kari Donovan, Populist-Wire Media
Friday, a former aide of Roger Jason Stone Jr.’s was held in “contempt of court” for ignoring a subpoena from the Robert Swan Mueller, III. Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 President Election of Donald John Trump, Sr.
“We asked him to be held in contempt in order for us to appeal the judge’s decision to the court of appeals,” said Miller’s lawyer Paul Kamenar.
WHY HE IGNORED IT
Kamenar argued that Mueller is a “principal officer“. And he said according to the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, that means the president of the United States “shall nominate” him “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.”
“Mueller was not nominated by the president by and with the advice and consent of Congress, therefore it is unconstitutional”, Kamenar said.
Roger Stone aide Andrew Miller challenged Robert Mueller’s authority as unconstitutional and lost. This morning, he was “held in contempt” by a federal judge. That was exactly what he wanted: https://t.co/2BS99f7fh3 pic.twitter.com/tFq5dnrIMv
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 10, 2018
“Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”
“Inferior officers are the lower-level officials under the supervision of the principal officers.,” according to the Appointments Clause.
THE POINT- SO WHO IS SUPERVISING MUELLER? OR IS HE A NEW BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT INVENTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT?
“The judge said Mueller is an inferior officer, therefore his appointment by a “Head of Department” (yes, in this case the acting head of the Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) is constitutionally valid,” according to Law and Crime.
(Definition of Principal Officer is being appointed by President and confirmed. He was not, so he is not.)
THE SIDESHOW CARNIES SPEAK:
Andrew Miller will lose his DC Circuit challenge to Mueller’s appointment and thus to his contempt citation. No way SCOTUS would rule for him. Even with a Justice Kavanaugh there. So Roger Stone’s sidekick will either testify before the grand jury or go to jail.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 11, 2018
Andy Miller—aide to Trump adviser Roger Stone—was required to appear before a grand jury in mid-May. He didn’t show up. Then he didn’t show up again. Then he didn’t show up again. Now it’s mid-August. How much do you think he wants to avoid revealing what he knows/what Stone did?
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 10, 2018
Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman. Canada must wait. Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!
There is no deal with Mexico. Every word of this tweet is a lie. You’re on drugs and you’re going to prison!
Here’s what’s really going on with Roger Stone witness Andrew Miller being held in contempt of court http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/contempt-andrew-miller-roger-stone-court/11940/ …
Here’s what’s really going on with Roger Stone witness Andrew Miller being held in contempt of court
This has major implications for Robert Mueller, and it’ll quickly come to a head
Populist Media reached out to Roger Stone to ask for a statement on the newest development in the public media circus trial.
Stone told Populist Media:
“Andrew Miller has no knowledge or evidence of Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal activity on my part. I am confident that if and when he does testify, pending appeal, he will do so truthfully and honestly.
I stress no evidence exists that I in anyway collaborated or coordinated my activities or pronouncements with WikiLeaks or anyone else and that my now public ex-post facto exchange with Guccifer 2.0 is benign and most certainly does not constitute evidence of collusion or collaboration.
No evidence exists because the events endlessly recycled by irresponsible fake news outlets like MSNBC simply never happened!!
The mainstream media has merely recycled the same threadbare claims regarding wiki leaks and goes for Guccifer 2.0 that I addressed fairly and honestly before the house intelligence committee.
This is indeed a Witch Hunt !”
Populist Media other coverage of Stone HERE