Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon will testify against Roger Stone, who is accused of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
Stone is a longtime political advisor and confidant of President Donald Trump. The federal criminal case against him is connected to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He denied all the allegations against him.
Bannon is not a voluntary witness against Stone
A person familiar with the matter told CNBC that Bannon is not a voluntary witness in the federal criminal trial against Stone in Washington. Prosecutors ordered him to testify. Bannon and his legal team challenged multiple subpoenas.
On Wednesday, prosecutors clarified that the case against Stone is not about politics. It’s about his lies to the House Intelligence Committee.
“This case is not about who hacked the DNC’s servers. This case is not about whether Roger Stone had any communication with any Russians. This case is not about politics. This case is about Roger Stone’s false testimony to the House Intelligence Committee,” said prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky.