|Good evening and welcome to our midweek digest! Here are this week’s top stories. Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates wrapped up his testimony in federal court today against his former boss Paul Manafort, who is on trial in federal court on bank and tax fraud charges. Throughout his testimony, Gates described his part in shielding millions of dollars in more a dozen offshore accounts from United States tax collectors and said he did so at Manafort’s direction. Defense lawyers tried to paint Gates as a liar, asking about extramarital affairs and funds he embezzled from Manafort.