According to the Daily Beast, a source close to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says that unlike his performance in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday, Bannon will not be claiming executive privilege when answering questions for special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Mueller will hear everything Bannon has to say,” said the source, who is familiar with Bannon’s thinking.
At Tuesday's interview with lawmakers, Bannon told the committee that President Donald Trump has invoked executive privilege for all congressional investigations, and Bannon then refused to answer any questions relating to the administration's transition period or his time within the White House.
“He quickly informed, through his counsel, the committee he was not going to answer questions that pertained to meetings, conversations, events, etc., that took place either during the transition or while he was part of the administration. And what’s more, we would later learn that would be extended to even after he left the White House,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee’s top Democrat, told MSNBC.