Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump's doctor says he is fit for office physically and mentally

Trump's doctor says he is fit for office physically and mentally

Mr Bannon had been called to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for Mr Trump.

"This was unprecedented in all the interviews that we have done".

Bannon reportedly refused to answer a range of questions during a "combative closed-door interview" with the committee, "frustrating members of both parties", the Washington Post says.

Following the committee's subpoena against Bannon, its minority leader Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told reporters that Bannon's lawyer contacted the White House, which "doubled down" on instructions that he should refuse to answer questions.

"This was effectively a gag order by the White House preventing this witness from answering nearly any question".

Appearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Bannon was said to have repeatedly avoided answering questions about his time in the White House or on the Trump transition team by invoking executive privilege.

Trump has repeatedly said there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation, although none of the months-long congressional investigations or Mueller has reached any conclusions.

"I've never known him to repeat himself around me".


Trump fired back at "sloppy Steve" Bannon, issuing a scathing statement saying he "has nothing to do with me or my presidency".

Bannon only joined the Trump campaign in it's final months and it is unclear what information he might have that could be of use to the special counsel - or how cooperative he will be.

Last week he stepped down from Breitbart News, which he had helped make a powerful conservative force, and he lost the support of the Mercer family, wealthy conservative power brokers.

A witness is not permitted to bring an attorney into a federal grand jury proceeding, but can step outside to consult with counsel.

"Of course I authorized the subpoena".

Jackson, who served presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well, said he recommended that Trump lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year through alterations in diet and exercise.

Mr. Trump's first physical examination as president was highly anticipated, in part because of an increasing number of public questions about his sometimes erratic behavior during his first year in office.

"There's a gym upstairs and we'll get that set up to his specifications and we'll see how that goes".

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