Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators multiple times over the past week.
Two sources told NBC News that Bannon was interview by Mueller’s team for nearly 20 hours spread over multiple days.
Mueller’s team are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as potential ties between President Trump and Russia.
Bannon made an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday and refused to answer questions that weren’t pre-approved by the White House, lawmakers said afterward.
“The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted, for him by the White House. A set of 25 questions that had been written out for him to which the answer to each must be ‘no,'” Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, said.
Rep. Mike Conaway (Texas), the Republican leading the committee’s Rusia investigation, said after the interview that the committee would examine what further steps they could take to compel Bannon to answer questions.
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