Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel

Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel

Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel

Bill Burck, a lawyer for Mr Bannon, could not immediately be reached for comment. The special counsel's office has used subpoenas before to seek information on Trump's associates and their possible ties to Russian Federation or other foreign governments. But while Bannon has since apologized for the remarks and sought to walk back a number of the quotes, he's stopped short of denying that he viewed the Trump Tower meeting as treasonous.

Mr Bannon was not present at the meeting, nor during the drafting of the President's misleading statement on this issue - both of which are reportedly of interest to Mr Mueller.

The interview with the House Intelligence Committee comes after Bannon's public falling out with the president over comments Bannon made to author Michael Wolff for his new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

"By forcing someone to testify through a subpoena, you are providing the witness with cover because they can say, 'I had no choice - I had to go in and testify about everything I knew, '" said Solomon L. Wisenberg, a prosecutor for the independent counsel that investigated Bill Clinton when he was president.

Cosby asked Lewandowski whether he thought President Donald Trump should sit for an interview with Mueller's team, and how the President might withstand scrutiny from the special counsel's investigators.

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More recently, Bannon has said he was not referring to Trump Jr. but rather to Manafort. According to The New York Times, Bannon was forwarded an e-mail from K. T. McFarland, who served as an adviser to the Trump transition, that detailed Mike Flynn's plan to discuss the retaliatory election-related sanctions the Obama administration leveled against Moscow at the end of December 2016.

Bannon, who stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News last week amid the fallout over his comments, has since regretted his comments in the book and has called Donald Trump Jr., one of the campaign officials who participated in the meeting, a "patriot and a good man". Two other former Trump associates, George Papadopoulos and former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn have already been indicted on charges of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He also speculated that then-candidate Trump was possibly involved in the meeting as well, and asserted that Jared Kushner was involved in some "greasy" business that could expose him to money laundering charges.

The House Intelligence Committee is also investigating the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, are also seeking interviews with Justice Department officials involved with the Hillary Clinton email investigation and initial Russian Federation probe.

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