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Bannon strikes deal with Mueller to avoid grand jury testimony in Trump-Russia probe

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Steve Bannon will tell his story to special counsel Robert Mueller — but he won’t testify before a grand jury.

The former White House chief strategist has struck a deal with the special counsel and will instead be interviewed by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Kara Scannell and David Wright.

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A source told CNN that Bannon was expected to cooperate with Mueller’s team, but the person did not say when the interview would take place or whether a subpoena issued last week by the special counsel would be withdrawn.

Bannon’s attorney told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the former Breitbart News chief and White House official would openly speak with Mueller because executive privilege would not apply.


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Devin Nunes needs to ‘fess up’ or he’ll end up in jail after bombshell report on Parnas contacts: GOP strategist

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Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning, GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is in a very bad place now that he has been closely tied to Lev Parnas, and it is time for him to come clean before it gets worse.

Speaking with host Garret Haake, the Republican campaign consultant was asked about a report that Nunes was in contact with Parnas more than the GOP lawmaker had previously admitted.

As Politico reported on Friday, "A set of text messages released Friday evening by the Intelligence Committee show a top Nunes aide, Derek Harvey, in frequent contact with Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani who has become a key figure in the Ukraine controversy that resulted in Trump’s impeachment last month. In one exchange, Harvey appears to pass along Nunes’ contact information two days before the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report indicated that a phone connected to Nunes made contact with a phone connected to Parnas. The text messages, provided to investigators by Parnas, show Harvey in contact with Parnas throughout the spring of 2019 — the same time Parnas was working with Giuliani and other Trump allies to remove the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch."

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Rosenstein admits he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts that spawned GOP conspiracy theories

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In a court filing released on Friday, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein admitted that he authorized the release of the text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Strzok and Page, who were involved in the Russia investigation prior to dismissal by former special counsel Robert Mueller, and whose extramarital affair inflamed Fox News' outrage for months, revealed a dislike of President Donald Trump in their text messages, which formed the basis of GOP conspiracy theories that the FBI had been secretly working to bring down the president with the Russia investigation.

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Former GOP strategist Rick Wilson: ‘Hating’ Trump is the key to winning in 2020

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Rick Wilson has helped countless Republicans win elections over the years as one of the most sought-after GOP media consultants. His work, by his own admission, has contributed to the hyper-partisan, zero-sum political world that we live in today. But that was all B.T., or "Before Trump." Wilson is now using his mastery of the dark arts of politics to defeat the leader of the very party he helped build, as laid out in his new book, "Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump — and Democrats from Themselves."

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