Kelly insists Bannon did not exert executive privilege at Trump's request amid reports 'all shots were called by the White House'
Donald Trump and John Kelly. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News personality Bret Baier that Steve Bannon was not instructed to assert executive privilege.

"Did the White House tell him to invoke executive privilege," Baier asked.

"No. Steve has had very, very little contact with the White House since he left," Kelly answered.

"I know Steve a little bit, not very well, he left the White House ... has certainly never returned to the White House and with the exception of a few phone calls here and there, very, very little contact with the White House," Kelly continued.

"And I have certainly have never spoke to him since he left," Kelly claimed.

Kelly’s claim directly contradicts reporting on Bannon's marching orders. From the podium today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders seemed to suggest a need to consult with the White House.