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ACA lawsuit also threatens protections in employer coverage

Protestors in Miami, Florida
Protestors in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas' lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act could roll back protections for pre-existing conditions even among people who don't get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Why it matters: These protections are the most popular part of the ACA, and have led to a lot of sick people getting coverage. Millions of people could lose all or part of that security if this lawsuit succeeds.

Former Senate intel staffer pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

James Wolfe looks angrily into the crowd with the hands of his lawyer on a folder in the foreground.
James Wolfe. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer James Wolfe pleaded guilty on Monday to lying to the FBI about his communication with reporters, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Until this point, Wolfe's lawyers had vowed to fight the charges, per Buzzfeed. His guilty plea allows lawyers to avoid having to decide whether they can or should subpoena members of the media. President Trump referred to Wolfe's arrest earlier this year, saying federal prosecutors had "caught a leaker," but the former staffer didn't plead guilty to leaking classified information — only to lying to the FBI.

Go deeper: The allegations against Wolfe