President Trump's former adviser Stephen Bannon testified Friday that fellow adviser Roger Stone was the "access point" between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and WikiLeaks, which unveiled a slew of stolen emails damaging to Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton in the lead up to the election. Stone is facing charges of making false statements, obstruction, and witness tampering over his connections to WikiLeaks. Bannon also said he believed Stone "had a relationship" with the website's founder, Julian Assange, and that he and Stone discussed WikiLeaks on several occasions even though Stone told the House Intelligence Committee under a sworn statement that he never discussed Assange or WikiLeaks with any members of Trump's campaign. Bannon did testify, however, that he was not aware of Trump's campaign formally asking Stone to communicate with Assange about the emails.

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