JUST IN: Bannon Has Struck a Deal With Mueller To Avoid Grand Jury Testimony
Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist has agreed to tell his story to special counsel Robert Mueller — but he won’t testify before a grand jury.
Bannon, who was one of President Trump’s closest allies, has struck a deal with the special counsel and will instead be interviewed by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Kara Scannell and David Wright.
A source told CNN that Bannon was expected to cooperate with Mueller’s team, but the person did not say when the interview would take place or whether a subpoena issued last week by the special counsel would be withdrawn.
Bannon’s attorney told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the former Breitbart News chief and White House official would openly speak with Mueller because executive privilege would not apply.
Just in: Steve Bannon struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, a person familiar with the process said (via @KaraScannell)
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) January 17, 2018