Bannon Reportedly Expected to Skip House Intel Committee Appearance Despite Subpoena
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon won't appear before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, risking being held in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to a source https://t.co/hl8FGro7ha pic.twitter.com/VjzAj4OIqk
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Former White House chief strategist and one-time Breitbart chief Steve Bannon is expected to skip out on an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday even though it would risk him being held in contempt due to a subpoena.
Per a CNN report, Bannon is going to be a no-show because the committee and the White House haven’t been able to come to an agreement on what questions he would be asked by the panel. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) told reporters on Monday that he was unaware of a deal that would allow Bannon not to answer certain questions, adding that he expected the conservative firebrand to adhere to the subpoena.
This all occurs after his first appearance resulted in him telling the committee that he’d only answer questions surrounding his time on the Trump campaign, claiming that anything surrounding his time as chief strategist was protected by Trump’s right of executive privilege.
Since then, the committee has delayed his return to the panel as negotiations have been ongoing surrounding the topics Bannon can be asked about in the Russia probe.
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