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Watch Bill Murray steal the show as Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

Watch Bill Murray steal the show as Steve Bannon on 'SNL'

Former White House top strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election, a report on Tuesday said.

Asked if events depicted in his unflattering portrait of Donald Trump's first year as president of the United States are accurate, Armisen as Wolff replied: "You read it, right?"

Bannon was sacked by the White House in August and after the revelations in the Wolff book emerged, the President described him as having "lost his mind" and being "sloppy Steve".

Bannon later said he was not aiming his barb at Donald Trump Jr., who arranged the meeting because he expected the Russians to provide damaging material on Hillary Clinton.

"Bannon is said to have described as "treasonous" a meeting Donald Tump Jr held in NY with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign".

News of the subpeona came as Mr Bannon, who served as the Trump campaign director before his seven-month stint as chief strategist, testified before the House Intelligence Committee, which is also probing the campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Lewandowski also told Cosby that he had not been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller's team.

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Demonstrators take cover from a riot police water canon during a protest against papal visit in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. But critics in Chile say he failed to respond to their request to review the appointment of Juan Barros as bishop of Osorno.


In a new book, Bannon allegedly described the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower - which was attended by Trump Jr., Kushner and Paul Manafort - as "treasonous", "unpatriotic" and "bad s***".

Despite his comments, Bannon does not have first-hand knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting.

If the public is going to get a real view of what's been said anytime soon, someone on the House side will have to pull a Feinstein. Mueller is "likely" to allow Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees, instead, to be questioned by investigators in a less formal setting, according to a person directly familiar with the matter, who told the Times about the subpoena.

Former Trump ally Steve Bannon has seen his support among Republicans crater to new lows. Mr Bannon stepped down from his role as chief executive of Breitbart News shortly thereafter. Trump can crush Bannon in many ways, but he cannot control what Bannon will say to Mueller and Congress.

Early on Wolff draws a parallel between the Mel Brooks film the Producers and the Trump election campaign. He also helped lead the Trump transition after its former head, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was fired.


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