REPORT: Bannon To “Fully Cooperate” With Mueller

Axios reports:

Steve Bannon, who was inside the White House when FBI Director James Comey was fired and has strong opinions about what happened, “intends to fully cooperate with Mueller,” according to a source familiar with Bannon’s thinking. The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff scooped Bannon’s legal strategy last night.

The source said that the White House has placed zero restrictions on Bannon talking to special counsel Bob Mueller: “He can say whatever the hell he wants to say to him about whatever topic that he wants.” By contrast, Bannon is holding back from Congress.

Last week, according to the source, Bannon’s counsel informed the staff of the House Intelligence Committee, where the former top aide to President Trump appeared yesterday, that the White House was unlikely to permit him to talk about his work in the transition and the West Wing. The grounds: executive privilege.

Yesterday the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Bannon “on the spot” when he was uncooperative during a full day of testimony.

  • Gustav2

    “FBI agents showed up at Steve Bannon’s Washington home last week intent on serving him with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia,”

    That might comvince one to “Fully Cooperate.”

    • Reality.Bites

      FBI agents showing up at my home could convince me of many things.

      • HanyBaal

        Russell Tovey showing up at my home could convince me of anything!

        • Reality.Bites

          Could he convince you he’s American?

          • Rambie

            I’ve obviouslly been missing some episodes of Flash / Legends…

          • JCF

            Look up “Crisis on Earth X” on YT. It was a CW (DC) 4 parter late last Fall: yummy same-sexxiness both m/m AND f/f!


            [This was in P1 of the cross-over. Alex & Sara went on to have some great conversations afterwards (i.e., not just a drunken wedding hook-up (in an alternate universe!). ;-/]

  • Elagabalus

    The only reason Steve Bannon would be “cooperating” with Mueller is that the noose around his fat ugly neck is constricting, leaving him no choice in the matter.

    • Blake Mason

      And Breitbart has abandoned him… little to nothing to lose.

      • CanuckDon

        I’d imagine the loss of his fan base to Trump has hurt his ego big time. He and Milo can buddy up and soothe each other.

        • leastyebejudged

          They’ll welcome him back with open arms easily enough though.

        • TuuxKabin

          Smother each other, I read.

    • narutomania

      He doesn’t strike me as the Oliver North type who would / might fall on his sword and take one for the “good” of his corrupt overlords.

      Perhaps he realizes that there is no booze in Federal Prison.

      • Galvestonian

        Oh come on. There’s always someone making a ‘batch’ of something alcoholic from fruit/raisins or something fermented.

    • Reality.Bites

      If he co-operates, he gets to be interviewed, with lawyers present. If he doesn’t co-operate, he testifies in front of the Grand Jury, without a lawyer.

    • Galvestonian

      OoOooHH ! Time to grease the tracks on the ‘National Razor’ and sharpen that big assed blade. Now who’s gonna knit ? Plus we’re gonna need a big basket to hold all the heads. Ummmmm, probably need a hella lot of plastic panchos to cover everybody in those front rows ’cause taking a head off means a hella lot of squirting as the heart can throw blood almost 30 feet and unless their is some sort of blocking device the head can be thrown as well.
      Very messy !

    • JCF

      I also think he’d do damn near ANYTHING to nail Jared. Anything!

  • fastlanestranger

    THIS JUST IN: Reports say Bannon may obey the law and tell the truth, against all odds!!

    • Gustav2

      Fake News!

      • fastlanestranger

        LOL FINALLY some fake news we can believe in.

  • Tomcat

    I do not understand why Donald won’t allow Bannon to speak to the House, which is friendly to trump yet will allow Bannon to speak fully to Mueller. Something is fishy there.

    • Tawreos

      Trump probably has a nickname for every person on that committee and he does not want Bannon to answer a question and let slip to Asshole Adam what his trumpname is.

    • canoebum

      The House can only make a referral for prosecution. Mueller is a prosecutor. He can slam Bannon with any number of charges, and Bannon knows it.

    • -M-

      He can’t stop him from talking to Mueller. But I don’t know why he’d want to stop his lapdogs who control the house committee from asking Bannon questions.

  • Bluto

    i wouldn’t believe a thing out of his ugly festering mouth.

    • Tawreos

      I would, if enough pressure is put on him. I get the feeling that self preservation is strong with him.

      • Todd20036

        His “friends” turned their backs to him. He’s not a loyal person in general.
        Nazis never are.

        • olandp

          There is no honor among thieves.

    • Rambie

      I wouldn’t blieve him either. I’m sure Muller has cooroberating evidence for most of the more pointed questions that he’ll be asking Bannon. He’ll know if Bannon lies.

  • Rex

    But will he admit to rigging Trump’s scale to not read above 239 pounds?

    • MBear

      Why not? Bannon is reported a svelt 185

  • leastyebejudged

    Bannon isn’t stupid, this is gonna be fascinating.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Not so sure.

  • kaydenpat

    Does he have a choice? Lol.

    • Gustav2

      Wait, you don’t think he would go to jail for Trump? /s

      • leastyebejudged

        He’d be pardoned, his silence would be compensated.

      • kaydenpat

        It will be every portly, blotchy White Supremacist for himself.

  • Joe in PA

    RE: his non-cooperation with the Intelligence Committee…he is due back on Thursday. What happens if he doesn’t talk then? Are there any fucking consequences with this congress? And what WAS he talking about for 10 hours yesterday if he wouldn’t talk about his time at the WH or transition team?

    And I don’t trust his lawyers for one sec: He can say whatever the hell he wants….

    • leastyebejudged

      What power should Congress have should you choose not to talk to them ?

      The power to imprison people ?

      It would have been awesome had McCarthy imprisoned everybody he accused and lied about, no ?

      • The_Wretched

        Congress has a contempt power.

        • tbj5

          But But But McCarthy! Witch Hunt!

          • The_Wretched

            Welcome to the 1950s? Other point being that the authoritarian thugs that support Trump are the McCarthy-ites of the post-post-modern era.

      • tbj5

        …you mean a subpoena?

        • leastyebejudged

          lol, sounds more and more kangaroo courtish.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • TuuxKabin
  • TuuxKabin

    Can’t wait for Gollum Drump to twit.

  • tbj5

    That ‘source is probably Bannon.

  • Natty Enquirer

    What power does the White House have over Bannon anyway?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’m hoping that he’s in a bridge burning mode with both Dump and the Mercers.

    • robindaybird

      Given his past behavior with exes and staffers, he’s every bit as vindictive as Trump

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  • JWC

    Explain to me a subpoena .If you are subpoenaed are you not compelled to answer Failure to answer is contempt of court and possible jail time. Bannon , with 2 subpoenas and 9.5 of discussion revealed nothing evoking a trumpian executive priviledge

  • thatotherjean

    He’s a spiteful SOB and he’s on the outs with Trump, but I’ll believe it when I see it, not before.

  • -M-

    Executive privilege for the campaign and transition period when they were not the executive. Sure, Jan. 🙄

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah, I think I’ll wait for the movie.

  • JCF

    Bannon, given opportunity to send Kushner up the river: