Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

House panel scheduled to interview Bannon

House panel scheduled to interview Bannon

Representative Mike Conaway, a senior Republican committee member, told reporters on Monday he expected Mr Bannon to comply with a subpoena and answer questions on Tuesday.

Escalating a tense standoff with the panel, Bannon isn't planning on showing up because the White House and committee haven't reached an agreement over the scope of the questioning, the source said.

Defying the subpoena could result a contempt of Congress charge for the former far-right media mogul, who recently fell from grace after his comments about President Donald Trump's son were made public in Michael Wolff's new "Fire and Furry" book on the Trump White House. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration.

Nunes was asked during a January 29 committee meeting whether he had coordinated the memo with the White House.

The California Democrat has slammed the release of a congressional memo that alleges FBI surveillance abuses in an investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties.

The GOP memo's central allegation is that agents and prosecutors, in applying in October 2016 to monitor Page's communications, failed to tell a judge that Steele's opposition research was funded in part by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. On Friday, Trump and members of the Republican party released a controversial memo concerning the probe.

Some lawmakers doubt President Donald Trump's claim that a Republican-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers clears him in the Russian Federation investigation.

They also expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without interference.

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