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Ale @aliasvaughn
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See? BIngo. Mueller is WAY smarter than the WH. Subpoena he sent is not a congressional one, he's a freaking prosecutor. Bannon has NO choice but to show up and talk, period. WH can do ZILCH about it. And this also provides COVER for Bannon to talk.
2. FBI showed up at Bannon's home and was then redirected to Bannon's lawyer, that he had retained just hours earlier. Reminder that the same lawyer, William Burck, also represents McGahn and Priebus.
3. Bannon could testify in front of the Grand Jury BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH, says one person familiar with the matter. Mueller didn't want to let the WH play ANY games, so he subpoenad Bannon.
4. Mueller can still offer an interview in his office (where yes, Bannon would STILL have to answer every question) instead of a GJ appearance as a more friendly option. IF Mueller decides to be kind, Bannon would probably accept that option.
5. Previous point is about the public perception of it all and about caging the WH. It's obvious Bannon has been cooperating in my opinion, and this entire show, including the Congress one, makes it clear he HAS NO CHOICE but to talk.
6. Source close to Bannon tells NBC news "He'll answer any question" Mueller has. Yet again, BINGO. This is about publicly showing that Bannon has no alternative, but people close to Bannon KNOW he'll fully cooperate with Mueller.
7. Burck IS in fact representing Bannon before the special counsel and for the Congresional investigation. He represents Priebus and McGahn, who are both cooperating. Do your math. Can't represent Bannon unless he cooperates and tells the same story, too.
8. Initial reports were that Burck only represented Bannon for the Congressional investigation. Bannon probably attempted to twist the narrative in order to keep the subpoena news secret. NBC news now confirms Burck DOES represent Bannon for the Special Counsel probe, too.
9. This is an essential point, bc he CANNOT represent multiple clients in the same case unless their stories coincide and don't constitute a conflict for one client vs the other. And Priebus/McGahn are both cooperating. So...
10. Bannon is expected to appear again before the House Intel Cmte on Thursday (tomorrow). Conaway said so and Swalwell confirmed it last night on @TheLastWord.
11. Naturally, House Intel appearance is subject to change as they always are, BUT, Conaway said the suboena is still in action, so we'll see how that pans out.
12. So stay assured that #MuellerIsComing and that the White House can do NOTHING about it. He'll HAVE TO talk with Mueller and cooperate. /END.
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