Steve Bannon will not testify before House committee

Steve Bannon will not testify before House committee

Steve Bannon will not testify before House committee

"I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country", Trump told reporters when asked about the memo's contents.

Kelly says it's pretty lengthy.

The committee rejected that move last week. On Friday, Trump and members of the Republican party released a controversial memo concerning the probe.

The White House is reviewing the Democratic memo. He has until the end of the week to decide whether to allow its release.

Sources told Reuters on Monday that former chief strategist Steve Bannon would not testify before the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite a subpoena requesting his presence.

Conway's office said the committee itself - which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election - had made a decision to delay the interview with Bannon.

Mr. Bannon's attorney explained the tactic stemmed from White House directions to protect President Trump's right to assert executive privilege.

Schiff said Republicans and Democrats on the committee are united that these prohibitions are unacceptable and that the panel could hold Bannon in contempt.

Amanda Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, says the committee extended the deadline on Bannon's subpoena until next Tuesday.

The extension is the third time Bannon's interview has been postponed as the committee negotiates the terms of his interview. Russian Federation has also denied all interference with the election.

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. Testifying before the Special Counsel does not obviate Mr. Bannon's obligations under the subpoena issued by the 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.


No date has been set for the Mueller interview. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about details of the interview.

Schiff said he would compare any deletions the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department might request with any White House edits to try to identify any attempts to withhold information for political purposes.

Bannon declined to answer the questions in light of executive privilege concerns, a claim of privilege Rep. Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat, called "breathtaking".

Conaway said after the vote that parts of the document should not be released.

Trump declared over the weekend that the GOP memo "totally vindicates" him.

The Democratic document attempts to counter arguments and evidence presented by committee Republicans.

Democrats could seek a vote on publicly releasing their rebuttal memo when the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee meets late Monday afternoon.

Things haven't gone Steve Bannon's way since he got on the wrong side of President Trump.

The panel vote was unanimous to make the classified Democratic document public.

The Democratic document is meant to counter the GOP memo, which criticized methods the Federal Bureau of Investigation used to obtain a surveillance warrant on a onetime Trump campaign associate.

She said the Trump administration "will follow the same process and procedure" it did with the Republican document, meaning Mr Trump has five days to decide whether to allow publication. That meeting took place between members of Trump's campaign team and a Russian lawyer who had promised Donald Trump, Jr. compromising information on 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

President Trump accused Rep. Adam Schiff without evidence of illegally leaking "confidential information".

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