Bannon Subpoenaed To Appear Before Mueller Grand Jury


President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election. This much publicised book offers a personality driven roller coaster ride through the first year of the Trump presidency.

Following the release of 'Fire and Fury, ' the president tweeted that Bannon had 'lost his mind, ' which included numerous disparaging quotes from Bannon about the Trump family, the president tweeted that Bannon had 'lost his mind'. "Kasowitz has gotten him out of all kinds of jams", Bannon reportedly said. In the same book, Bannon is said to have told Wolff that there was "zero" chance that Trump did not meet with the Russians following the meeting, effectively calling the president and his son liars.

The special counsel is also investigating whether Trump sought to obstruct the investigation in firing Comey.

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up "in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people".

Inside the Trump White House, told Sky News that the president's feelings over his reception in the United Kingdom, rather than the reason Trump himself gave, was what switched the planned state visit.

But Mr Bannon played a critical role in the campaign, the presidential transition and the White House - all during times now under scrutiny from congressional investigators looking for possible evidence of a connection between Mr Trump's operations and Russian Federation. Along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Trump Jr. met with a Russian delegation which included attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin.

Last week, Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, a far-right publication he had been instrumental in rebranding.

He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.

"We can't do a thorough and credible investigation unless we talk to these witnesses and obtain these documents", Schiff said.

Early on Wolff draws a parallel between the Mel Brooks film the Producers and the Trump election campaign. Which is a real shame, not only because of the way that Congress has consistently shielded Trump insiders from public scrutiny, but also because this is the first time Bannon has testified before any group.