Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida early Friday morning, following an indictment in D.C. charging he had communicated with the Trump campaign about hacked emails possessed by WikiLeaks, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office.

The details: Stone has said himself he expected to be indicted by Mueller. He is facing seven counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements and witness tampering. He will make an appearance at 11 a.m. Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.

Why it matters: Former CIA director John Brennan said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the indictment shows "an extensive effort to influence the election" that "may have gone to the very top of the Trump campaign."

  • The question now, Brennan said, is whether that crossed "the threshold from collusion to criminal conspiracy."

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Biden has huge cash advantage over Trump as Election Day nears

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.