Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

House Panel Gives Bannon Another Week to Comply with Subpoena

House Panel Gives Bannon Another Week to Comply with Subpoena

Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, was expected to skip his scheduled appearance Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, according to sources familiar with his plans.

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff said the House of Representatives committee's subpoena remained in effect and Bannon's interview has been rescheduled for next week.

Bannon's attorney offered no comment on the subpoena requiring his client's appearance. "We look forward to having him before the Committee once we can assure that he will be able to thoroughly answer all our questions without concerns regarding the scope of executive privilege".

"The House Intelligence Committee's interview with Stephen Bannon has been postponed at the Committee's initiative until next week", Emily Hytha, spokeswoman for Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican running the committee's Russian Federation probe, said in a statement.

Bannon was present in the White House during periods Mueller may be investigating for a possible obstruction of justice charge, and he also shopped opposition research showing Trump's links to the mafia before joining his Republican presidential campaign in 2016.

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The committee has made a decision to postpone his interview until next week to allow time for the committe and the White House to agree on the terms of the interview.

Bannon is expected to face questions about key events during his time in the White House including Trump's firings of former National Security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he would show up if an agreement could be reached with the White House on the scope of the questioning, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss a sensitive legal matter.

Bannon was ordered to return to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning after a marathon meeting with the committee behind closed doors last month, where he refused to answer the committee's questions about his time working for Trump during the transition or in the White House. Members of the committee have said privilege would not apply. Conaway said. "There are questions that need to be answered".

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