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White House 'gag order' on Bannon triggers debate

White House 'gag order' on Bannon triggers debate

A person with knowledge of the Hicks interview arrangements disputed Schiff's version of events, telling Newsweek that the committee postponed the interview, not the White House.

Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Hicks' appearance Friday was anticipated given her close ties to Trump, which predate the campaign, and the central role she has played through the election season and in the White House.

Cobb told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett that Mueller has not yet made a formal request to talk to Trump, but may well do so soon.

According to Bannon's attorney, the committee asked his legal team to work out the scope of any future use of executive privilege with the White House.




"There's no such thing a 'president-elect privilege, '" he said.

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A spokesperson for Representative Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was not available to comment to Newsweek.

Hope Hicks' highly anticipated testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was abruptly delayed Thursday amid questions about whether the White House communications director would be able to respond to inquiries about topics after the campaign season, four sources told CNN. As lawmakers in the closed-door session probed Bannon's time working for Trump, his attorney got on the phone with the White House counsel's office, relaying questions and asking what could say, according to a White House official. The former aide has reportedly agreed to a private interview with the special counsel.

The Hicks interview would have capped a busy week for the House panel, following interviews with Bannon, Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, the White House deputy chief of staff.


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