Bannon Expected To Skip House Intel Testimony

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According to multiple reports, Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is ignoring a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee.

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators next week as they probe possible obstruction of justice by the president.

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.

Two sources close to Bannon tell ABC News that the committee has still not determined the proper scope of questioning with the White House, and that the White House has said its position "has not changed on declining to authorize Bannon to answer questions" about his time working for Trump, according to one of the sources.

Mr Bannon could not immediately be reached for comment.

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But it's unclear how much or what information Steele collected made it into the application, or how much has been corroborated. While Democrats publicly called on the President to make this new memo public, they weren't sure that would actually happen.

The sources also said that Bannon's team has raised the issue of whether privilege could be invoked to shield him from questions about those topics, even though members of both parties on the committee say no such privilege would apply.

The confirmation of Bannon's meeting with Mueller comes as Bannon's closed-door interview set for Tuesday with the House intelligence committee was postponed.

Senior White House aides on Monday committed only to put the Democratic memo through the same national security and legal review the Republican document went through.

"I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country", Trump told reporters when asked about the memo's contents. He then recused himself from the primary mission of the committee to investigate Russian interference in our elections to pursue his mission of sabotaging the committee's investigation.