Bannon strikes deal with Mueller to avoid grand jury testimony in Trump-Russia probe
White House chief strategist and former Breitbart.com executive Steve Bannon. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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.

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did not say when the interview would take place or whether a subpoena issued last week by the special counsel would be withdrawn.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.