Amid a tense feud with Congress, Steve Bannon appeared Thursday for a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee - hours after the White House informed lawmakers he would not be answering key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is not expected to appear before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, risking being held in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to a source close to the process.
by Philip Rucker, Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
A GOP memo declassified on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, fueling a growing distrust between the White House and Republicans on one side and the Justice Department and FBI on the other.
Though President Trump and his allies hope the controversial release of a GOP-written memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI will tarnish the legitimacy of the entire Russia probe, that argument may be undercut by a single sentence buried near the end of the four-page document.
Democrats are ratcheting up pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to intervene in the growing controversy involving House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who quietly changed his explosive memo alleging FBI abuse without informing many of his colleagues.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff is accusing chairman Devin Nunes of sending a different version of the memo alleging FBI surveillance abuses to the White House than what the committee approved.
"A parade of political advisers and Cabinet officials in the Trump administration have come and gone. As many of you know from watching “Washington Week,” the departures often seem to come on Fridays — and shake up our plans at the last minute. They’ve also shaken up the president’s inner circle, casting aside some players and bringing in new ones."