Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said Friday that it is likely at this point that former top White House adviser Steve Bannon will face contempt of Congress charges for refusing to answer their questions.  The Committee has been engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with Bannon and his legal team for weeks about questions the Committee is trying to get him to answer. The body is interested in information Bannon has as part of, first, the Trump…

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New Book: Bannon Considered Running for President if Trump Resigned or Was Impeached

New Book: Bannon Considered Running for President if Trump Resigned or Was Impeached

Former Trump strategist and Breitbart Editor-In-Chief, Steve Bannon was considering running for president in the event President Trump resigned or was impeached.  The revelation was made in an updated version of a previously released book, “Devil’s Bargain,” by Bloomberg Business Journalist Joshua Green. “In such a scenario, who better to succeed Trump than the man who got him elected?” the book asks? According to the Green, Bannon thought of running under a new political party: The National Union Party, which…

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FBI Surveillance of Page May Have Picked Up Steve Bannon

FBI Surveillance of Page May Have Picked Up Steve Bannon

FBI monitoring of conversations of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page may have picked up conversations Page had with senior Trump aide at the time, Steve Bannon.  Page, a former foreign policy advisor to Trump campaign, has been under surveillance by the FBI it’s been revealed, for about one and a half years.  If Page had any conversations with Bannon during that time, it’s likely those interactions were swept up in the surveillance as well. Page has told Congress about…

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House Intelligence Ranking Member Schiff Says Committee Should Consider Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon – Bannon To Meet with Mueller Next Week

House Intelligence Ranking Member Schiff Says Committee Should Consider Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon – Bannon To Meet with Mueller Next Week

Former top Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee has been postponed for a third time it was announced today.  Bannon had been subpoenaed to appear before the committee and the hearing was scheduled for this morning but Bannon defied that order and didn’t show up. Ranking member on the committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, released a statement today alleging Bannon was prohibited from testifying by the White House.  According to Schiff, the White House will only…

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Bannon Defies Congressional Subpoena, Says He Will Answer “All” of Mueller’s Questions Instead

Bannon Defies Congressional Subpoena, Says He Will Answer “All” of Mueller’s Questions Instead

Former senior adviser to Donald Trump Steve Bannon is defying a subpoena issued by the House intelligence Committee to testify today.  Bannon is risking being held in contempt for failing to comply. Bannon appeared before the Committee last month but refused to answer any of its questions, claiming executive privilege.  There was significant uncertainty however over whether Bannon could legally assert the privilege as many of the committee’s questions were related to time spent before Donald Trump became president and…

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Republicans and Democrats Find Mutual Foe: Steve Bannon

Republicans and Democrats Find Mutual Foe: Steve Bannon

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to have found an unlikely mutual foe in the Russia investigation: Steve Bannon.  Bannon angered many Democrats and most Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee when he refused to answer any of their questions during testimony yesterday. Lawmakers on the Committee are weighing the possibility of holding the former White House staffer in contempt of Congress.  “I have contempt for Bannon anyway,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said. Bannon seems to have offended many on the…

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White House Denies Instructing Steve Bannon to Invoke Executive Privilege in Testimony Before Congress

White House Denies Instructing Steve Bannon to Invoke Executive Privilege in Testimony Before Congress

Chief of Staff General John Kelly disputed claims that the White House instructed former top strategist Steve Bannon to invoke executive privilege in order to avoid answering questions on Capitol Hill yesterday.  Kelly was asked whether the White House told Bannon to invoke the privilege during an interview late Wednesday evening.  “No,” was his one word response. Kelly’s answer was more direct that the answer provided by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier in the day.  Sanders declined…

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Bannon Cuts Deal with Mueller, Will Cooperate In lieu of Subpoena

Bannon Cuts Deal with Mueller, Will Cooperate In lieu of Subpoena

Steve Bannon has cut a deal with the Mueller investigation to sit for an interview instead of testifying before a grand jury.  It was revealed yesterday that Bannon was subpoenaed by Mueller’s team and would have had to testify, but there was speculation, even at the time, that Mueller was using the subpoena as a scare tactic to compel Bannon to cooperate more fully.  Bannon had been the only member of President Trump’s inner circle to be subpoenaed by Mueller….

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Mueller Subpoenas Bannon, but is it Just a Scare Tactic?

Mueller Subpoenas Bannon, but is it Just a Scare Tactic?

Former Trump campaign manager and top strategist Steven Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel, Robert Mueller, and will have to appear before a grand jury in the ongoing Russia investigation, it was learned today.  It’s the first time that Mueller has used a subpoena on a person in the president’s inner circle. The move raises questions about Mueller’s motives.  Mueller has questioned many members of the administration and even members of President Trump’s family in recent months without a…

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Revelations of Obstruction

Revelations of Obstruction

A recent release of an anti-Trump book has revealed fascinating details about the Trump campaign and early days of the Trump administration.  But in this episode, we discuss the most consequential revelation in the book that may be getting overlooked. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Revelations_of_Obstruction.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download