Russia interference

Former Trump campaign officials to testify in Roger Stone trial

This image is a three-way split between Rick Gates, Roger Stone, and Stephen Bannon.
Rick Gates, Roger Stone and Steve Bannon. Photos: Brendan Smialowski/AFP, Mark Wilson and Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and ex-Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates — two prominent witnesses in the Russia investigation — are expected to testify at former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone's trial, prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky said Wednesday, per AP.

Why it matters: Zelinsky, who worked with former special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe, said Stone tried to cover up his alleged attempts to determine if WikiLeaks had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports.

Security agencies warn Russia, China, Iran aim to interfere in 2020 election

People cast their ballots at a community center during early voting October 25, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland
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The heads of government agencies including the FBI, Department of Justice and National Security Agency warned in a joint security statement Tuesday that foreign actors would seek to interfere in the 2020 election.

QuoteRussia, China, Iran, and other foreign malicious actors all will seek to interfere in the voting process or influence voter perceptions."