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Bannon tried to stonewall House panel on Trump transition — until lawmakers subpoenaed him on the spot

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Steve Bannon was subpoenaed for the second time in a week during testimony before a House panel on his time working for President Donald Trump.

The former White House chief strategist was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russia, and Bannon will be required to testify before a grand jury.

Bannon testified Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, where Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reported he was issued another subpoena.

Sources told the Fox News reporter that Bannon was told by the White House not to answer lawmakers’ questions about the administration or the Trump transition, although he did not claim executive privilege.

However, lawmakers compelled Bannon’s testimony on those topics by issuing him a subpoena during the closed-door session.

It’s not yet clear what Bannon was asked to discuss at the hearing at a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, where matters related to classified or sensitive information can be discussed in a secure setting.

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Mitch McConnell caves into Jon Stewart on 9/11 first responders — finally agrees to meet with them

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was completely eviscerated by former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart last week, after McConnell refused to hold a vote on continuing to fund medical care for the 9/11 first responders and workers who helped clean up the collapsed buildings after the attack. But now he's giving in, for now, The New York Post reported.

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Trump is endangering the US by governing like he’s directing a reality TV show: officials

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President Donald Trump seems to be waffling on whether or not he wants a war in Iran. As it stands, he seems to be against it, pulling back on a military strike that would have killed 150 people and most certainly begun another Middle Eastern war.

In a report from the Washington Post, leaders from policy to politics are telling the president to get it together. The "freewheeling" style of politics may have been a quirky style, but now it's putting the United States in a difficult position.

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Conservative columnist tells Trump make good on his threats with Iran or ‘shut up’

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President Donald Trump appeared to back down last week when it came to an attack on Iran after an oil tanker was allegedly fired upon and the country shot down a U.S. drone during surveillance.

Republicans and even Trump himself has mocked former President Barack Obama for drawing a "red line" for Syria but being unwilling to act further. In Obama's case, the president saw the country cross the red line and asked Congress to give him a declaration of war. Republicans refused at the time.

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