Bannon to testify in Roger Stone's trial
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Stephen Bannon, President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE’s former campaign CEO and senior White House strategist, will testify in Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHow would a Biden Justice Department be different? Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid Barr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' MORE’s trial on charges of witness tampering, obstruction and making false statements.

Jurors were informed Wednesday that Bannon would appear in court to explain his interactions with Stone late in the 2016 election season, after the longtime Trump ally connected with Bannon to exchange information on stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee.

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“I do know how to win this but it ain’t pretty,” a message from Stone to Bannon at the time said.

Richard Gates, a former senior Trump campaign aide, is also expected to testify. 

In their opening statement, federal prosecutors accused Stone of lying to congressional investigators about his connections with both WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign in order to defend the president. 

“The evidence in this case will show that Roger Stone lied to the House Intelligence Committee because the truth looked bad — the truth looked bad for the Trump campaign and the truth looked bad for Donald Trump,” Aaron Zelinsky said. 

Stone has pleaded not guilty to seven counts related to his September 2017 testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee.

Stone was arrested by FBI officials in January as part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation into Russia's election interference, which included the theft and leaking of the Democratic emails.