Steve Bannon has emerged from the shadows of his disgrace to defend President Trump!
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was recently let go from his position as chairman of Breitbart News, will not appear Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, bucking a subpoena for his testimony. Mr. Bannon, a one-time member of the president’s inner circle, has indicated that his former boss does not want Bannon to discuss his time on the transition team or at the White House.
In January, the fallen former Trump confidante was interviewed by investigators at the committee and he specifically did not answer questions about his time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or during the transition.
Sources told Fox News at the time that Mr. Bannon did not specifically invoke executive privilege to support his refusal to answer questions.
If the disgraced former Breitbart chair refuses to appear before the House committee, its members will likely vote to hold him in contempt.
Check it out per Fox News:
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 apparent reticence by the former Breitbart News executive chairman, who has also been subpoenaed as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, left lawmakers frustrated Monday.
President Trump famously said that, “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” when they had their falling out. However, it appears that Mr. Bannon has remained loyal to the president by not cooperating with Congress or Robert Muller’s probe.
Mr. Bannon’s refusal to appear, despite being under subpoena, is really setting the stage for an epic showdown of constitutional proportions. Essentially, it comes down to a question of who has legal authority here: the White House or Congress…
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