Steve Bannon subpoenaed in Russian investigation, Fox News reports

Wikimedia Commons 
    Michael Wolff's book

Himes said he was not familiar with an individual using executive privilege as it relates to conversations with the president-elect, or conversations that don't involve the president.

However, the summons could be a tactic to induce Bannon to cooperate fully with Mueller's investigation, the paper said.

The move marked the first time Mr. Mueller is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trump's inner circle.

"The subpoena is a sign that Mr. Bannon is not personally the focus of the investigation". It was revealed last week that Mueller told Trump's lawyers of his desire to question the president as part of his investigation at some point.

Trump's mental health and acuity have been a subject of fierce discussion since the publication of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Bannon was on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee when the news broke that Mueller had issued the subpoena for the now-estranged associate of President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury.

Groups to rally against David Perdue's backing of President Trump
David Perdue went on ABCs This Week to call reports that Trump used vile language in the meeting a gross misrepresentation. Dick Durbin of IL , the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said.

France says Bayeux Tapestry loan to Britain 'not before 2020'
The Bayeux Tapestry was subject to a number of tests before the move was agreed to ensure it would be safe to transport. If it returns to the United Kingdom , medieval historians would finally have the chance to study the back of the work.

US government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange
Trump has denied using that language but has declared "DACA is probably dead ", saying Democrats don't really want a deal. Trump alluded to those two senators on Sunday night when asked about his immigration remarks.

Mueller is also investigating whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was heading the agency's Russian Federation probe before Mueller was appointed, over Trump's objections, to take over the investigation.

Bannon a year ago had largely avoided the scrutiny of congressional investigators, who instead focused much of their energy on trying to secure interviews with top witnesses like Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Committee members grilled Mr Bannon as part of their investigation into Russian election inference, and also wanted answers from him about Mr Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey. Bannon did not speak to reporters before entering the meeting and Mueller has yet to comment.

The White House defended consulting with Bannon's legal representatives prior to Tuesday's closed door hearing. He said the committee plans to call Mr Bannon back for a second interview. They want to retake the House.

"You realize where this is going", says Bannon in the book. Bannon apologized a few days later, but was stripped of his job leading the pro-Trump news site Breitbart News.

Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump's chief strategist until he departed the White House in August, could end up being interviewed by Mueller's team before the end of the month, according to one source who agreed to discuss the matter on the condition of anonymity.

Related News:



Most liked

Man United-Arsenal swap deal 'depends on Mkhitaryan's decision'
In the same feature, Mkhitaryan admitted his love for Arsenal and even said he wanted to end up playing there. And he has two and a half years left on his contract.

Donald Trump's doctor has 'no concerns' about the President's cognitive ability
He was quoted as calling a meeting in June 2016 between Mr Trump's son Donald Jr and a group of Russians "treasonous". The reported subpoena of Bannon does not mean he is a target of Mueller's criminal investigation.

Arron Afflalo, Nemanja Bjelica Ejected After Nasty Scuffle
Bjelica got a good run at him for the rebound, but the first arms going up above the shoulders was all Afflalo. Bjelica had two points and a board in his five minutes of play.

Microsoft is bringing Fable back from the dead
Eurogamer spoke to some people who worked on Fable at Lionhead , who naturally must be feeling a little bleak over this news. Just what kind of Fable might Playground be working on?

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal
By putting the matter back before Congress, President Trump created an opportunity. "I do not believe DACA is dead", Nielsen said. Otherwise, he said, it will never pass the House, where many conservatives are opposed to extending protections to the Dreamers .

Melrose increases offer for Britain's GKN to $10.2 bln
Melrose appealed directly to GKN's investors to back its earlier 7 billion pound takeover offer after GKN's board rejected it. Melrose said its new proposal represents a 29% premium to the closing price of GKN's closing price of 332.7p on January 11.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Laptop Is Coming to India 'Later This Year'
Meanwhile, the 13.5-inch PixelSense Display has a screen resolution of 3000×2000 pixels (267PPI) with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Starting at a wallet-walloping £2,349 , the Surface Book 2 tops out at a frankly too-rich-for-our-blood £3,149.

Nick Viall of 'The Bachelor' Gave His Rose to January Jones
Viall was previously engaged to " Bachelor " contestant Vanessa Grimaldi but the couple split several months after filming rapped. Viall seems to have successfully pivoted his career towards Hollywood, a feat that's not that common in Bachelor Nation.

Shell to build first North Sea installation in 30 years
Gas production from the Culzean development is expected to begin in 2019, with peak output expected to reach 60,000-90,000 BOE/D. Under the redevelopment plan, Shell will drill eight new wells at the Penguins field and tie them back to the new FPSO vessel.

China just built the 'world's biggest air purifier' to tackle smog problem
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Earth Environment are now conducting tests on the experimental tower. In total, the researchers reported, it improved air quality over a 10 square kilometer (approx 3.9 square mile) area in Xian.

Trump deemed 'fit for duty' after cognitive examination
Jackson said he had recommended a diet control and exercise, but the president seemed to prefer the former - diet . It comes after the release of a controversial book fuelled speculation about the president's mental health .

Liverpool Rampage Too Much For Manchester City Says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
And the Kop faithful were crowing even louder when Oxlade-Chamberlain put Liverpool ahead in the ninth minute. We did a good performance", he added.

Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer after Australian Open win
"Look, I've got shivers", said Sharapova , pointing to her arm when asked on court how much being back in Melbourne meant to her. Wawrinka , who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2).

Sony's New Flagship Handset Rumored To Feature 4K Display
Additional features may include 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 3,420mAh battery as well as Android 8.0 Oreo. There are rumors going around that Sony is working on a flagship or two with an organic light-emitting diode ( OLED ) display.

Democrats accuse Trump administration official of "amnesia" on president's vulgarity
Booker's feigned emotional breakdown over a word he has heard many times as mayor of Newark was laughable. However, "I don't dispute that the president was using tough language", Nielsen said.