Court Rules Mueller’s Appointment Was Legal

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Monday rejected former Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller’s attempt to challenge special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. 

In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said Miller’s challenge fails. The court also upheld a district court order holding Miller in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury in Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. 

In appealing the district court ruling, Miller argued Mueller’s appointment was unlawful under the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. 

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