Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena


Stephen Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to be interviewed behind closed doors Tuesday by a House panel - but he reportedly will not appear.

CNN's source said that while Bannon isn't planning to comply with the House Intelligence panel's subpoena, he would instead answer all of special counsel Robert Mueller's questions.

Former White House chief strategist and alt-Right news executive Steve Bannon will not testify before the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, two anonymous sources told Reuters on Monday.

Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawaySeveral lawmakers have seen intelligence behind Nunes memo FBI warns it has "grave concerns" about omissions in Nunes memo House Intel prepares to release memo vote transcript MORE (R-Texas), the lawmaker leading the committee's Russian Federation investigation, said on Monday that he expected Bannon to answer questions on Tuesday.

This is not the first time the committee has pushed back its subpoena as it has negotiated with Bannon over answering questions about the transition and his time in the White House, which he did not answer when he was interviewed last month.

According to the sources, Bannon's legal team is seeking to determine whether privilege could be invoked to shield their client from questions related to those subjects.

Mueller and Congressional investigators are probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign aides worked with Russian officials to support those efforts. According to the four-page document, the FBI had abused its power in its investigation of the presidential campaign and applied for a wiretap with insufficient context for surveillance. "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves".

Moscow denies meddling in the presidential election, and Trump denies any collusion between his associates and Moscow.